Tommy Bowden Mini Press Conference
CLEMSON -- Tommy Bowden did not hold a formal press conference on Tuesday because of the off week in the football schedule. However, Tommy Bowden was available to the media by teleconference.
- Bowden has talked to head coaches around the country like Bob Stoops, Pete Carroll, Lloyd Carr (leads the nation in takeaways), Sonny Lubick, and John Thompson about getting more turnovers on defense.
- OL Barry Richardson, OL Nathan Bennett, RB Duane Coleman will start on offense now.
- WR Curtis Baham to start over Kelvin Grant in three WR set. (Currie, Stuckey, Baham). "Kelvin performed better than him early in the year and Curtis has performed better than him the last couple of games."
- Player of the game (FSU) - Marion Dukes offense, Travis Pugh defense, Justin Miller special teams
- On Barry Richardson: “I’ve been really impressed with him. He has just done an excellent job. If he stays hungry for what he is doing. Not hungry physically. We can’t afford much more of him eating (laughing). But with working on technique and improving his footwork and at his size and with experience he is going to be just an excellent football player.”
- Things the Tigers will concentrate on during the off week - Turnovers on offense and defense, mistackles and dropped passes.
- Running back Yusef Kelly will seee more action against UVA than he did against Florida State. His lack of play had nothing to with his suspension for the Texas A&M game. "That game we played Staurday was a speed and quickness game and that was more of the other guys' (game). If you remember last year against Virginia, Yusef Kelly was a factor so this will be more of his running style than what last week was."
- Bowden said the Tigers might look into playing Justin Miller on offense. "He is still working on being a complete defensive back corner as far as coverage and recognizing run support and things of that nature. There is still room for a little growth over there, but he does have really good running skills. That is something we could look at.”