Wednesday News & Notes

The Clemson Tigers returned to practice today to prepare for Saturday's pivatol ACC game against Maryland. As always, CUTigers.com has the latest, live from Clemson University.

Injury Updates
Wide receiver Chansi Stuckey continues to be listed as "questionable" for Saturday's game against Maryland.

"Ben (Hall) is alright, but Chansi is still listed as questionable," said Bowden.

Stuckey told CUTigers.com last night that his probably 80-85% right now.

True freshman offensive lineman Bobby Hutchinson, who is redshirting this season, is scheduled to have surgery on Monday for a dislocated kneecap.

Hutchinson suffered the injury during Tuesday's practice. His status for the spring is not yet known.

Maryland Update
The Maryland Terrapins will come into Death Valley struggling offensively, and that in itself might be an understatement.

The Terps had 11 possessions against N.C. State last weekend in College Park without picking up a first down in a 13-3 loss. Quarterbacks Jordan Steffy and Joel Statham combined to throw for just 24 yards and the entire offense managed just 91 yards for the afternoon.

Head coach Ralph Friedgen said that he was "embarrassed" for his team after the second consecutive dismal performance. The Terps gained just 81 yards the previous week in a 20-7 home loss to Georgia Tech.

As if that was not enough, the Terps have also had injury problems.

Both of their top running backs are hurt, but both are expected to play Saturday against Clemson. Josh Allen (hip pointer) and Sam Maldonado (shoulder sprain) have been limited this week in practice. Also, DE Shawne Merriman (ankle sprain) won't be full strength, either. He made a career-high 16 tackles against N.C. State.

OT Stephon Heyer (dislocated kneecap) continued playing last Saturday after sustaining his injury and having it taped back in place, but he is unlikely to play against Clemson.

Parting Shots
Tommy Bowden said he talked briefly with his team after practice about game seven tonight between the Yankees and Redsox. "Most of them like the Red Sox," said the sixth year head coach.

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