Dabo Swinney worked his Tigers for two and a half hours in full pads on the practice fields behind the Jervey Athletic Center.
"We had a good practice with good enthusiasm," said Swinney,
who will see his Tigers open the season against Middle Tennessee on
September 5. "They had good focus and good attention to detail. You never
know how they will be after the first day off for school, but it was a good
Swinney talked with his team about the importance of the special
teams after practice on Thursday.
"Special teams are so important because
a good play on special teams can energize your offense and your defense.
You saw that last year when Jamie Harper had the blocked punt against South Carolina. It energized us on both sides of the ball."
Clemson had nine players out due to injury last week, but just
five players missed parts of practice on Thursday.
The only player in a
yellow jersey was walk-on linebacker Chris Richardson (ankle). Linebacker
Brandon Maye (shoulder), wide receiver Jacoby Ford (hamstring), defensive
tackle Miguel Chavis (hamstring) and wide receiver Brandon Clear (ribs) were
in green jerseys, which means they were able to go through some drills.
Clemson continues with practice on Friday afternoon and Saturday
morning (tentative) and the team will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day
on Sunday at 3:00 Pm at Clemson Memorial Stadium.
Thursday practice report
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