ATLANTA – Each day while Clemson is in Atlanta preparing for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Tigers star running back and Atlanta native James Davis will give an account of what he's been doing on a daily basis and what his thoughts are about those experiences.

After practice and lunch yesterday, I went home and actually played more video games with my brother. He won. He's really good. See, he's at home practicing now while I'm here at football practice, so he's got a lot of time to prepare for me.

Then I went a picked my daughter up at preschool and stayed with her. After that, I took my little brothers (ages 17 and 14) out to eat because I'm trying to spend as much time with them as much as I can. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and it was really good.

I just kind of hung out with my little brothers and daughter all day and then came back to the hotel. I got in early. Really, there isn't too much to do on a day like this. A lot of guys like to go out, but I'm focusing right now.

But something a little funny and strange happened last night. I was at home with my family and somebody called me and said, ‘I see a bunch of your guys downtown with all their purple on. They're in a group and they're just walking around downtown.'

I asked him who they were and I called on of the guys and told them ‘Y'all better get out of downtown. Those guys, they're dangerous down there.' So they just stayed in a big group walking downtown in all their purple.

Today in practice, we've still got guys that we're working in, like (offensive tackle) Chris Hairston. It's going to be his first time starting, so we're definitely working with him.

He's still probably not used to it all the way yet, but he's doing a pretty good job. We're just working all these guys and trying to get them some reps because they're probably going to have to get in.

If we run the ball that means the game is going to be close and we're going to run a lot of time off the clock. I think it will be a close, low-scoring game.

Talk to you guys tomorrow ... James. Top Stories