"We were a bit discombobulated because we had a lot of players either late or not here due to exams," said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. "We stressed tempo throughout and got some things done. It was the fifth straight day of practice in 90 degree heat.
"When you go to a full pads practice leaders come forward
because it is tough. We couldn't simulate this heat in the spring.
But, I was satisfied with what we got accomplished. We worked some
inside drill and that gave us some full speed looks. We didn't
tackle to the ground except on a few drills. We will see more of
that on Saturday."
The Tigers will have their first day of two-a-day practices
on Thursday, working in the morning and the evening. The team will
practice once on Friday, then have a stadium scrimmage Saturday
morning. The scrimmage will be closed to the public.
Clemson will have its annual Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday
from 3:00 Pm to 5:00 PM at Clemson Memorial Stadium.
Bowden continues to be impressed with the play of running
back Sadat Chambers and his quarterbacks. "Sadat continues to adapt
well to his new position. He has looked good so far. All three
quarterbacks looked good today. We will know more about their
progress after the scrimmage on Saturday.
Bowden said freshman fullback Chad Diehl of Lyman, SC and
Byrnes High School was not with the team due to some family issues.
He hoped that he would be back this weekend.
Three players were at the practice, but in yellow jerseys.
Landon Walker will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday. It
won't be known how long he will be out until after the surgery.
Jamie Cumbie has a shoulder problem that forced him to miss the
practice on Wednesday. He will also have "scope surgery" on
Thursday. Wide receiver Jeff Ogren was limited due to an ankle
"We aren't sure how long Jamie Cumbie will be out," said
Bowden. "He showed some toughness yesterday (Tuesday) because he
went the entire 30 periods with an injured shoulder. He didn't tell
anyone about it until after practice. We have moved Kwam Williams
from bandit end to defensive end behind Phillip Merling. We will
give more reps to Kevin Alexander and Kourtnei Brown at the bandit
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