Starting cornerback C.J. Gaddis is suspended for Saturday's game against Florida Atlantic due to missing the final day of class in the spring semester.
There was some confusion on Gaddis' part. He was under the impression that attendance was non-mandatory because it was a study session. However, university officials in the academic department said otherwise.
As a result, Chris Chancellor will start Saturday. Gaddis, a redshirt junior, said he didn't practice Tuesday and won't the rest of the week.
Chancellor's first day of practice running with the first team on Tuesday went about as well as possible.
"It was great," he said. "It was a good day. I made a couple of plays. I'm trying to stay away from (missed assignments) and do the best I can do and help the team out."
The redshirt freshman said he had an interception during practice.
The rise to starter is a big move considering just a month ago, he entered August on the third team. It was believed incoming freshman Crezdon Butler would challenge Chancellor for the third spot.
Now, Chancellor, who has been receiving the praises of defensive coordinator Vic Koenning the past two weeks, is starting.
And Chancellor, who entered Clemson last season at 155 pounds and now weighs 170, doesn't think it's necessarily a one-game deal.
"If I continue to work hard and maybe good things will come," he said. "(Koenning sees) my toughness, my ability to think on the field and break on the ball and just basically make plays."
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