Thursday Quick Notes

After practice Thursday, Coach Bowden made the following points.

* Cole Chason would start at punter, but Jimmy Maners would likely see action also.

* Antonio Clay was not at practice, but he expects he will be available to play on Saturday. Clay's sister was killed in an auto accident on Tuesday.

* Clemson defensive coordinator Vic Koenning said Chris Chancellor ran with the first team on Thursday at cornerback, but he still has not decided if he or Haydrian Lewis will start.

* Brent Smith, a walk-on special teams player and fullback in his fifth year at Clemson, has been placed on scholarship. Smith is an engineering major. Top Stories