Sideline Report: Playmakers emerge as camp ends, teams start Kent St. prep

Sideline Report: Playmakers emerge as camp ends, teams start Kent St. prep

The Clemson football team scrimmaged for almost three hours Saturday in Death Valley Saturday, signed autographs for the fans Sunday and will practice Monday and Tuesday. The team will take Wednesday off – it’s the first day of classes – and season preparations will start this week.

Fans brave heat, long lines for Hunter Renfrow and Dabo Swinney signatures

Fans brave heat, long lines for Hunter Renfrow and Dabo Swinney signatures

Fans began to arrive around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, braving a lengthy wait and the brutal sun for the chance to snap an autograph from head coach Dabo Swinney, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow or their favorite player.

Swinney loves the offense, says the defense

Swinney loves the offense, says the defense "just didn't bring the juice"

The offense was clicking on all cylinders during Saturday’s scrimmage, and even freshmen Chase Brice and Will Swinney got in on the action.

Scrimmage Insider: Venables not pleased after offense has strong day
Scrimmage Insider: Venables not pleased after offense has strong day
The offense finally had some success during a scrimmage, and defensive coordinator Brent Venables held his shortest interview session during his time at Clemson.

All signs pointing to Kelly Bryant starting at quarterback in the opener
All signs pointing to Kelly Bryant starting at quarterback in the opener
Kelly Bryant stayed after practice Thursday afternoon to work with two freshman receivers, and the maturity shown by Bryant in August will likely land him the starting nod against Kent St. in two weeks.

Offense rebounds with two good days of practice, Scott breaks down QB battle
Offense rebounds with two good days of practice, Scott breaks down QB battle
Tuesday’s practice in Jervey Meadows was, by all accounts, one of the worst practices for a Clemson football team in quite some time and the coaches wanted to see if the players would rebound from that adversity. They did.

Elliott on freshman Etienne:
Elliott on freshman Etienne: "He's been the most productive in terms of making plays"
Freshman running back Travis Etienne has been getting second-team snaps during fall camp, and co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott says the Louisiana native has had the most productive camp of all the backs.

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