Tigers have strong practice

CLEMSON - The Tigers finished the week with a strong practice for the second day in a row.


"It was an excellent practice, that's two good days in a row," said head coach Dabo Swinney. "We finished with a couple of two-minute drives at the end of practice. We've had really good work."

There is no practice scheduled for Sunday.

"On Monday we'll kick off our normal game week. After that, we'll start getting ready to actually play the game," Swinney said.

Swinney said practice next week is all for repetitions, film study and "getting it down to go play fast and cut it loose."

As jayvee practice continues in the last 20 minutes of each session, Swinney said he's been really impressed with the play of Phillip Price, who was moved to left tackle from tight end before this season.

"After what I've seen all week in our jayvee practices, he's the guy that everybody is raving about," Swinney said. "When we made the move he was 260-something. Now he's 282. He's as nasty and tough a guy as you'd ever want."

When asked to compare Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb to someone Clemson has played in the past couple of years, Swinney was at a loss. Instead, he looked no further than his own team, saying C.J. Spiller is the player who he can best compare Cobb to.

"He's everything for them. He's their guy. They use him in so many different ways," Swinney said. "He's their leading receiver, second leading rusher, he's their kick guy--he's a pretty dynamic guy."

Since the University of Kentucky's proximity is so close to Nashville, Swinney realizes the Music City Bowl could look more like a Kentucky home game, not a neutral site bowl game.

"Hopefully we'll have a late arriving crowd. That's not typically our fashion, hopefully we'll have some folks who wake up on Christmas with some tickets under the tree or a promise letter to take you to Nashville in two days," he said.

Swinney also said he expects to sign a full recruiting class for 2010.

It could be "for sure" 23 and "probably not more" than 25.

"We won't bring more than 25 in," he said.

Whether a quarterback will be signed or not in 2010 is "not 100 percent."

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