Tuesday's football practice report

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Tuesday's football practice report

Clemson, SC—Clemson returned to the practice fields behind the Jervey Athletic Center for a single practice on Tuesday. The Tigers had two practices on Monday and will have two more on Wednesday as they prepare for the season opener on September 3 against a Troy team that has won at least eight games five years in a row.

The Tigers had a two-and-a-half hour practice on Tuesday. They will have a 20-period situation scrimmage on Wednesday morning, followed by a 15-period practice at night.

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney was disappointed with his team’s practice on Tuesday. “We were not a disciplined team today,” said Swinney. “We didn’t pay attention to detail and had a lot of mistakes. We have to do better than this.”

Wednesday morning the Tigers will hold a situation scrimmage. “Football is a game of situations and we will scrimmage in various first down, second down and third down situations. Our goal is to get four yards on first down on offense and hold the opposition to three yards or less on first down.”

The Tigers will be in full gear in the morning and in shells in the evening.

Clemson had a number of players miss practice due to injury and illness. Runningback Mike BellamyMike Bellamy

Running Back

#5 5-10, 187

Nocatee, FL

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Starting linebacker Quandon ChristianQuandon Christian


#34 6-3, 215

Lake View, SC

View Full Profile missed the practice with an ankle injury, while reserve running back Demont BuiceDemont Buice

Running Back

#24 6-0, 220

Gadsden, AL

View Full Profile also missed due to an ankle injury. Starting defensive back Xavier BrewerXavier Brewer

Defensive Back

#29 5-11, 190

Jacksonville, FL

View Full Profile was in a green jersey and was limited due to a foot injury.

Seven players missed the practice with the stomach flu and are expected back Wednesday or Thursday. None of the players are starters.

“The flu is running through our team and we have to be careful and guard against it.” Swinney went as far as telling his team not to shake hands with an open hand, and instead use a fist bump.

There was one number change on the Clemson roster. Freshman Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins

Wide Receiver

#7 6-2, 200

Fort Myers, FL

View Full Profile has switched from number-seven to number-two. The change was made because Watkins and linebacker Tony StewardTony Steward


#7 6-2, 225

Hastings, FL

View Full Profile could be on the same special teams unit at the same time this season. Steward, a linebacker, also wears number-seven.

Clemson currently has six sets of double numbers, all between number-two and number-13. The list includes the number-two (Watkins and Cortez DavisCortez Davis

Defensive Back

#2 6-3, 200

Daytona Beach, FL

View Full Profile ), number-five (Mike Bellamy and Jonathan MeeksJonathan Meeks


#5 6-1, 205

Rock Hill, SC

View Full Profile ), number-six ( DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins

Wide Receiver

#6 6-1, 195

Central, SC

View Full Profile and Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes

Defensive End

#6 6-3, 265

Jacksonville, FL

View Full Profile ), number eight ( Justin ParkerJustin Parker


#8 6-1, 225

Port Royal, SC

View Full Profile and Cole StoudtCole Stoudt


#8 6-3, 195

Dublin, OH

View Full Profile ), number 12 ( Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony


#12 6-2, 220

Wadesboro, NC

View Full Profile and Tony McNealTony McNeal


#12 6-0, 180

Chester, SC

View Full Profile ), number-13 ( Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries

Wide Receiver

#13 5-11, 175

Spartanburg, SC

View Full Profile and Spencer BentonSpencer Benton

Punter / Kicker

#13 6-2, 195

Myrtle Beach, SC

View Full Profile ).

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