"Random" opportunity lands Boyd a shot at making Steelers' roster

Tajh Boyd woke up Thursday morning wondering if he needed to get a passport so he could play in the Canadian Football League when the season starts in June, but he went to bed just a physical away from being a Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Rich Barnes / USATODAY

Friday night practice news and notes

Practice number three, the first one in pads, is in the books and head coach Dabo Swinney said that while he liked the effort in the spring’s third installment he wasn’t’ pleased with the execution.

Big recruiting weekend on tap for the Tigers

Clemson will host its second junior day this weekend in conjunction with spring practice and the Tigers will be host several elite athletes as well as younger prospects already on the radar. What players will make the trip? What young quarterback wants to meet Deshaun Watson?

Clemson's "D" shows out on Pro Day, especially DeShawn Williams

Thursday was a day for Clemson to show off its indoor practice facility and ability to turn out NFL-caliber players as head coaches, general managers and scouts from all the NFL teams gathered to watch Clemson’s draft-eligible players work out. Some players showed out more than others.

Clemson the center of NFL universe as head coaches and scouts pack Pro Day
Clemson held its Pro Day Thursday morning in the indoor practice facility and in attendance were 72 total pro scouts – 69 NFL, and three CFL – 24 NFL coaches – including Rex Ryan (Buffalo Bills), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) and Chip Kelly (Philadelphia Eagles) – and three general managers, representing all 32 NFL teams. What does Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan say about Clemson? What are the players' thoughts?

Johnson: "It feels like home there"
Denzel Johnson's recruitment has been different than most prospects as the 2015 athlete continues to mull over his options and has been offered new opportunities even a month after National Signing Day.

Hyatt, Fruhmorgen earning praise for their "fight" plus defensive nuggets
The youngsters are getting a little chippy, and Dabo Swinney is okay with that. The Clemson football team went through practice number two of the spring Wednesday afternoon, and it didn’t take long for the news to leak out that freshman tackle Mitch Hyatt got into a scrum of sorts with one of the defensive players. Seeing his good friend involved in a tussle, freshman tackle Jake Fruhmorgen swooped in to help out his roommate, earning a loud cheer and whoops from the veteran offensive linemen.

3/4Reader says defense using "next man up" mentality and expectations shouldn't change
3/3Nuggets from Monday's busy and successful day
3/3"Coach" Deshaun Watson talks recovery from knee surgery and young quarterbacks
3/2Spring practice begins: Observations from the field
3/2Swinney talks early enrollees, redshirts and tight end situation
3/2All Eyes on the Quarterbacks
3/1Will coaches run the quarterback less in 2015 to protect Watson? Swinney says no
2/27Dabo Swinney previews spring practice, talks injuries and quarterback race
2/27Projected Starters: Defense
2/26Spring Breakdown: Offensive Line
2/25Hood: Howard's Rock IS Clemson, and now it's time to protect it
2/25Watson: Shock and Awe just part of the game and the person
2/24Projected Starters: Offense
2/24Spring Breakdown: Freshman quarterbacks to get a long look
2/23Clemson defenders shine at NFL Scouting Combine
2/22Vic Beasley: NFL Combine success fueled by...peanut butter?
2/22Clemson offer changes things for Alabama lineman
2/21NFL Combine: Vic Beasley makes a weighty statement
2/20The Thad Turnipseed Files
2/19Spring Breakdown: Wide Receivers
2/19"A Clemson Man Needs No Introduction" spills over into recruiting
2/18Spring Breakdown: Tight Ends
2/17NFL Network's Mike Mayock talks Vic Beasley, other Clemson players at NFL Combine
2/17Spring Breakdown: Running Backs
2/16Elliott is Clemson's "offensive engineer" in charge of Clemson locomotive
2/13Top storylines of the spring - quarterback race, leadership, special teams and more
2/12Clemson emerges as favorite for two-sport athlete
2/11Scott talks recruiting, using Watson as a recruiting tool and 5-star recruits


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