Swinney breaks down punt and kickoff returners


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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney discussed several topics to media members on Tuesday evening.

Swinney was asked about the possible starters for the regular season at kick-off and punt return.

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- That will be our three main guys on punt return," Swinney said. "I think all three of those guys are going to have opportunities early in the season. Again, we don't have preseason games and you can only do so much in practice and we don't have people in the stands. So we got to try take it to the next level and that's get some game experience for those guys. I am really excited. Ray Ray had a bad day in our last scrimmage, but he's really been good. I think that is an area he can really impact us. Artiavis has been phenomenal since last spring and so has G-Hop. So we got three guys that want to do it, and that are excited about it. We have really put a big emphasis on the guys that make up that team.

Swinney thinks he has several capable players to return kickoffs including two true freshmen.

"Kick return we got several guys - Ray Ray is a guy we will work back there," Swinney said. "Deon [Cain] is a guy that will work back there. [Wayne] Gallman, [C.J.] Fuller, T.J. GreenT.J. Green
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, Artavis [Scott]. That's the main core guys. Hopper will not be a big kick return guy for us. He will be a little more of an option as a punt returner."

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