Tommy Bowden Audio

<img src=> Listen to what Tommy Bowden had to say after the first practice for the 2004 regular season. "It was a good first day of practice," said Bowden. "We have a good carry over when it comes to experience because 56 lettermen are back (tied for the most returning lettermen in Clemson history).

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"I thought the quarterbacks threw well, especially early in the day. I was impressed with the two freshman quarterbacks, Cullen Harper and Tribble Reese. I was also impressed with Akeem Robinson (who lined up at offensive tackle on Friday).

"Then the defense started to force some turnovers," added the sixth year head coach. "We will stress that in the preseason, that is an area we are looking for improvement. Tye Hill (cornerback) had two interceptions when we were in skeleton drill. Nick Watkins and Brandon Nolen also came up with turnovers." Top Stories