Countdown to Kickoff: #64 Chip Myrick

At 6-feet-4 inches tall and weighing in at 290 pounds, Myrick is no longer viewed as an undersized lineman. He's steadily improved in the eyes of the coaching staff, and that's just one of several reasons why he'll probably split time as the starter at right guard in 2004.

OL Chip Myrick
6-4, 290
Lovett HS
Atlanta, GA


Quick Bio
Myrick was a first-team all-state selection according to Atlanta Constitution during his senior year at Lovett High. He was also an all-conference, all-area, and all-region selection as a junior and senior. He has played both guard and tackle during his Clemson career after a redshirt season in 2001.
The Scoop
Chip Myrick is a bruising guard who has seen his stock steadily rise in the eyes of the coaching staff since his arrival three years ago. He has the versatility to play a number of positions, however he has settled in at right guard, where he's been firmly entrenched in one of the toughest position battles on the team.

Key Points
  • Myrick battled Nathan Bennett all season long for the starting spot at right guard. "Chip has had a good camp," Tommy Bowden said before the start of the season. "But that could change hands before the Georgia game." Indeed it did, as Bennett would take over as the starter against UGA.

  • It wouldn't take long for Myrick to work his way back to the first team. After a strong showing against Virginia, he broke through for the first start of his career the following week against N.C. State.

  • The offensive line as a whole made tremendous strides in 2003, especially towards the end of the season. In 2004, the "Myrick and Bennett" combination at right guard is considered one of several strengths of the offense headed into fall practice.

    Outlook
    At 6-feet-4 inches tall and weighing in at 290 pounds, Myrick is no longer viewed as an undersized lineman. He's steadily improved in the eyes of the coaching staff, and that's just one of several reasons why he'll probably split time as the starter at right guard in 2004.

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