Harrell and Fudge Drawing Praise


by - Correspondent -
  Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

There are two words that will make every college football player past or present cringe, mat drills. The Tigers have hit mat drills in full force this week. Purple jerseys are awarded to an offensive and defensive player, who really shine during the conditioning.


Cliff Harrell earned the purple jersey for offense, and Jamaal Fudge earned the purple jersey on defense. Both are rising seniors, who will be called upon to show leadership. It is very encouraging that Harrell especially has stepped it up a notch. The role Harrell will play under new offensive coordinator Rob Spence is unclear for the time being. In the past couple of seasons, it has been very evident how important senior leadership is, and I do not believe it should be overlooked that Harrell is stepping up early.


Fudge will be the most experienced returning starter on defense. Fudge and Tye Hill will be expected to lead the secondary next fall. Fudge's leadership qualities have already been shown on the field.


Some may say that it is only mat drills, but the earlier leaders start emerging the better.

Rate this Story:
2 votes

Send Feedback to Trey Manning: Email | Comment
  Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
National CFB writer: "Clemson has become the 'it' school"
National CFB writer: "Clemson has become the 'it' school"
Dabo Swinney's culture of success driven by the "Why"
Dabo Swinney's culture of success driven by the "Why"
WATCH: ESPN's CFB anthem for 2018
WATCH: ESPN's CFB anthem for 2018
Two Clemson commits add fourth star in new ESPN rankings
Two Clemson commits add fourth star in new ESPN rankings
Clemson TE named to Mackey Award watch list
Clemson TE named to Mackey Award watch list
Clemson University Trustees approve tuition increase
Clemson University Trustees approve tuition increase
Swinney says if Bryant and Lawrence are even, the senior will get the nod
Swinney says if Bryant and Lawrence are even, the senior will get the nod
Inside Brad Brownell's new six-year contract worth $15 million
Inside Brad Brownell's new six-year contract worth $15 million
Etienne ranked as one of NFL.com's Top RBs to watch
Etienne ranked as one of NFL.com's Top RBs to watch
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest
Clemson Gear
Clemson Gear