Spring Practice Report for April 5

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CLEMSON, SC -- There was a new level of intensity to Clemson's practice Wednesday. Several fights broke out and a player had to be removed from the field by head coach Tommy Bowden.

“In the spring, I have a tendency to let them go just because it is boring,” said Bowden. “You are the enemy in the spring. Things get a little heated at times. It’s a game of controlled emotion. Some of it was uncontrolled today”

The Tigers worked on various combinations of down and distance such as 3rd and short, 3rd and long, and 2nd and short. The highlight was the battle between the Tiger receivers and Tiger defensive backs. Kevin Youngblood, Jackie Robinson and Rod Gardner all made catches for long gains. The defensive backs responded with several interceptions and knock downs.

The Tigers also incorporated some field goal work into the scrimmage. The kicking remained inconsistent as both the first team and second team kickers missed some short attempts.

Tailback Travis Zachery missed practiced with a sprained clavicle. Also missing practice was fellow tailback Bernard Rambert with a hip pointer. Rambert is expected back for the scrimmage which is scheduled for 12:30 PM on Saturday in the stadium. The Tigers will also practice on Friday from 3:45 to 6:00 PM.

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