Boyd using spring break to get better


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Twitter photo of the workout from George Whitfield.
Twitter photo of the workout from George Whitfield.

To most college students and even college football players, spring break means beaches, parties and time away from the grind of classwork and the football field.

Not for Clemson quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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, who is taking his spring break to work out with quarterback guru George Whitfield at Stanford University this week along, with Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones and future first round draft pick Andrew Luck.

Boyd arrived and began his work on Sunday, and Wednesday will be his last day, and sources told TigerNet that the Boyd family wants to make sure Tajh gets home from California in time to rest up for the start of spring practice next week. The source also told TigerNet that the workouts were approved by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Boyd proved his work ethic a year ago at the end of spring practice, knowing he had to work to get better. As a result, he stayed on the Clemson campus all last summer and worked with his teammates, vowing to never feel lost on the football field again.

The results spoke for themselves – Boyd completed 298-of-499 passes for 3,828 yards and 33 touchdowns, and was even mentioned in some of the mid-season Heisman Trophy talk.

Boyd, however, told people around Clemson that he didn’t want to waste time on his spring break, and instead of taking advantage of the break from spring practice that spring break provided, he went to California in an effort to better his game, where he and Jones are getting 1-on-1 workouts with Whitfield.

Whitfield even bragged on his pupils on Twitter Tuesday, saying, “Tajh Boyd and Landry Jones are spending their spring break grinding what are you doing?”

Whitfield is of course known for training quarterbacks – he trained Cam Newton before last year’s NFL draft, trained Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during his suspension in 2010 and has worked with some of the eilte high school quarterbacks in the nation.

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Crump®
spacer I assume Boyd paid for this himself
74TIGER
spacer I guess the worry would be for someone to
clover65®
spacer Re: I assume Boyd paid for this himself
allorangeallthetime52®
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Orange Lightning
spacer I dont think that is what he was saying
MackDaddy®
spacer BOYD TRAINED DURING LAST YR SPRING BREAK AS WELL
SpillerROH28
spacer Currently living 30 minutes from Stanford...
PineStTiger
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Orange Lightning
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baker5801®
spacer He did great last year until
MackDaddy®
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Bulldogpaw
spacer go tajh! can't wait for football season!***
freakgeek
spacer Nice.***
Francis Marion®
spacer Re: Nice.***
Detigs
spacer LOVE the commitment to excellence!
tallulahtiger®
spacer How many practices SO FAR??
Prime T. Tiger
spacer This Guy
GrayBengal®
spacer What's Connor Shaw doing over spring break?
ArmyRanger28®
spacer They'll drop soon....ohhhh, that hair. Gotcha ;)***
TigerGrant8®
spacer Tajh
waterski59
spacer Shows OUR QB is getting ready 2 take Tigers to another ACCCG
lightbulbbill®
spacer Read that Morris wants him to...
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Re: Shows OUR QB is getting ready 2 take Tigers to another ACCCG
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Tajh Rocks!******
HVB3
spacer Re: Tajh Rocks!******
Rickrolled
spacer Tajh Boyd... Thanks for your dedication and leadership!!!***
Beat the Chickens®
spacer Simply put- Awesome!
GraniteTiger99
spacer Maybe Taj is Also Trying to stay a step ahead of Chad Kelly.***
orangeman
spacer of course he is***
tigerjim®
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