No Spurrier Talk Here

While it may be taking over the airwaves around the nation, it's certainly not dominating conversation in Clemson. <BR>

Enough Already
With every Steve Spurrier rumor in the world basically confirmed before Thursday evening's practice in Clemson, it was no surprise that head coach Tommy Bowden was bombarded with questions about his potential new South Carolina counterpart.

But Bowden would have none of it.

"I'm more worried about the Hall of Fame coach I'm going against Saturday," said Bowden. "He's got over 230 wins and he's been pretty good himself. That's what I'm battling."

Bowden added that he would not comment further until after a formal announcement had been made from the University of South Carolina.

"I get here when it's dark and I leave when it's dark. I'm in there watching film, not soap operas or ESPN," said Bowden with a chuckle in reference to all the Spurrier rumors today.

Attitude Still Positive
Bowden reiterated again Thursday that his team has remained upbeat with a positive attitude throughout the week.

"It's been pretty good," said Bowden. "This game, you know, you can pretty much throw the records out. That's how it has always been."

The Playmaker at Defensive End
Defensive end Charles Bennett has made two big plays for the Clemson defense this year by bringing in two interceptions in critical situations.

The last one, came against Duke this past Saturday on a fourth down play deep in Clemson territory.

"I just happened to be in the right place at the right time," said Bennett. "It's kind of like a defensive lineman's dream. It just feels good and I'm glad I can help out the defense."

Bennett also made a game-saving interception against N.C. State on the final play of the game earlier this season.

Parting Shots
Robert Reese and Nigel Vaughn have been suspended indefinitely from the team for non-academic, and non-police related issues according to Bowden...Leroy Hill (hand) and Chansi Stuckey (ankle) have been steadily improving this week with their injuries and will play Saturday, but neither are at 100%.

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