RBs Welcome Back James Davis
Reggie Merriwether Post Scrimmage Comments (2:28)
Did the heat get to you out there today?
Merriweather: Yeah it was pretty hot, but we have to learn to play in the heat this year. We can carry this over (to the games). We've got a couple of 12 o'clock games this year.
What stood out to you during today's scrimmage?
Merriweather: We started out kind of slow. The offensive line started kind of slow, but as soon as we all got in a rhythm, we picked it up. We got there in the goal line. Last weekend we weren't so hot, but we picked it up this weekend.
How has the last 48 hours affected you with everything that has happened with James Davis? Does it affect you?
Merriweather: We are group of veterans at running back. It doesn't affect us at all. As far as the team as a whole, it affects us because we want to win, and we have to have the best players on the field to win. James is a good guy, a great player. That's what we need on our team to carry on for the future. As long as we continue to stick together as a team, re-introduce him to the offense, he's going to be alright.
As a guy that has been in this football program a couple of years, do you go up to him and try to talk to him about this?
Merriweather: You always do that. A lot of guys have called him and tried to stick in there with him and tell him to keep his head up and that things will change. Things will be different. As long as you said you're peace, it's up to him. He's got to be a man about his situation and take care of his business.
So the team is receptive to having James back you would say?
Merriweather: Yeah, we welcomed him back. He's a good guy. He's having problems adjusting. It wasn't no big deal for him to leave and come back. Everybody has to pay their dues, but we welcomed him back with open arms.
CUTigers.com Top Stories
RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
TIGERS REMAIN #3 AND #5 IN POLLS#3 Clemson is 4-0 (1-0 ACC) headed into a showdown with #4 Louisville in Death Valley.
CUTigers.comYesterday at 9:47 AM
ATLANTA CURSE BROKEN#3 Clemson dominated Georgia Tech from beginning to end on Thursday night and ended a 5-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.
CUTigers.comFriday at 8:24 AM
WHAT WE ARE HEARING#3 Clemson is coming off a dominant 59-0 win over SC State and opens ACC play against interdivisional rival Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.
CUTigers.comThursday at 5:21 AM
DABO TUESDAY PC AND WEST ZONE INTERVIEWSWatch Dabo Swinney, Brent Venables and Clemson players discuss their upcoming ACC opener at Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Atlanta.
CUTigers.comTuesday at 10:31 AM