ATLANTA, GA – The Tigers took their practices indoors to the Georgia Dome as they continued to prepare for Mississippi State. There was a lot to get used to in their new surroundings such as the speed of the game on artificial turf.
"It's a lot faster. You can cut on a dime and make a lot of juke moves that is hard on grass," said running back Travis Zachery.
The Tigers also tried to get themselves accustomed to the crowd noise that will be in the Georgia Dome by using loud speakers that blasted artificial crowd noise.
"It can be really loud so you have to communicate a little better," said Brandon Streeter. "We have to try to get the play out to the line quicker so we can get into our stance quicker in case we have to change the play.”
Bowden announced there would be no practice on Wednesday. The Tigers were scheduled to practice one more time in the Georgia Dome.
Wofford Looking to Go Out A Winner -- Senior wide receiver, Brian Wofford, from Spartanburg High won his final game as a high school football player and now will try to do the same at the collegiate level.
“We want to go out on a winning note, said Wofford. “We don't want to lose our last game and we don't plan on doing that. It will be a good start for next year for the other guys to have something good to feed off of."
Wofford finished the season with an impressive fifty-four reception total this year and now has 132 for his career, fourth best in Clemson history.
“I never dreamed coming here that I would catch as many balls as I did so I am pretty proud of my career," said Wofford. "We now focus on the wide receiver more and the talent we have here and that is a definite credit to Coach Bowden.”
Kicking Advantage to MSU -- Tommy Bowden continues to have little faith in the Tiger kicking game and says odds are if they get inside the thirty-five they will go for it on fourth down instead of attempting a field goal.
"It has to be a really grave situation like I get food poisoning for us to kick a field goal right now," joked Bowden.
Mississippi State on the other hand has two game winning field goals on their resume this year. This may play a huge factor if the game on Thursday night remains close.