It was a two-a-day schedule as Clemson worked for two and a half hours in the morning and for two hours in the afternoon. It was the second two-a-day schedule of the preseason for Tommy Bowden's Tigers.
The team was somewhat rested after holding Fan Appreciation
Day at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Sunday. It was not a total day of
rest as players signed autographs for over two hours.
Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden announced a bit of a
shuffling in his lineup in the offensive line.
"For this afternoon's
practice we made some shifts in the offensive line," said Bowden.
"We moved Thomas Austin to first team right guard and Brandon Pilgrim to first team left guard."
Chris McDuffie, who started the
last four games last year, was moved to second team right guard.
Bowden also said that red-shirt freshman Chris Hairston is doing well
and will be the third tackle and is pushing Christian Capote for a
"Thomas Austin has played well this preseason.
He is a tough guy," Bowden said
Bowden also said Kevin Alexander was doing well and pushing
Ricky Sapp at the bandit end on defense.
"We just moved Kevin
Alexander from linebacker to bandit end a week ago, and he is doing a
very good job. He has some speed. He and Ricky Sapp are having a
good battle at that position."
Bowden also singled out freshman DeAndre McDaniel for his
play on Monday.
"He has continued to jump off the radar screen in the
secondary. It seems he picks off a practice in a drill or scrimmage
every day," said Bowden.
A number of players missed practice on Monday, but some also
returned. Byron Maxwell, who is competing for the first team
cornerback spot vacated by the graduation of Duane Coleman, missed
Saturday's scrimmage with a concussion, but he was back at practice
on Monday morning.
Freshman linebacker Brandon Moye of Mobile, AL suffered a
sprained foot in the scrimmage on Saturday. After tests on Monday it
was determined that he does not have a broken foot, but he will
probably miss four to six weeks recovering from the mid-foot sprain.
Rashaad Jackson, starting defensive tackle, suffered a knee
sprain in the scrimmage on Saturday and was at both practices in a
yellow jersey, but did not participate. He should return to practice
some time this week.
Jamie Cumbie continues to miss practice as he
recovers from shoulder surgery last Thursday.
Miguel Chavis missed the afternoon practice with a hip
flexor. Antwon Murchison suffered a mild concussion in the morning
practice and missed the afternoon session.
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