The entire team will return to Death Valley on Sunday for Fan Appreciation Day.
The team will be available on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 Pm to 5:00 PM
for pictures and autographs with Clemson fans on the concourse of
Clemson Memorial Stadium. The event will be held regardless of weather
conditions, as all the players will be under the North and South stands
Saturday morning's practice was held in a consistent rain. It was not a
foreign experience for the veteran Tigers, who played six of seven home
games in some degree of rain last year.
"It was a good practice," said Swinney. "You have to be prepared to play
in all kinds of weather conditions. We were aware of that last year
when he played in rain it seemed every week.
"We have now completed three weeks (of preseason) just two weeks to go. Two weeks
from today we will play a game against an opponent and we are all anxious for that
opener. You get tied of competing against your teammates.
"I am pleased where we are so far. We have had good practices, shown
good spirit and energy."
Swinney is looking forward to Sunday.
"We rank at the top in attendance
in the ACC and we have such a great atmosphere at Death Valley. That is
due to the great support we have for our fans. I addressed the team
about that after practice today. The people coming on Sunday are the
fans who support this program and make this a great place to play
There were no new injuries reported on Saturday. Roderick McDowell, who
had a concussion in Tuesday's practice was in a green jersey, but
continues to get more and more work. Defensive end Andre Branch is
still recovering from a virus. He was at practice, but did not
participate. Scotty Cooper is still out with a neck strain.
Hopkins was in a green jersey recovering from a shoulder injury, but is
expected to be full strength early next week.
Tigers go through another rainy practice
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