Spring Game Preview
|2005-04-14 23:35:37.0- -|
Clemson will hold its annual spring game on Saturday at 1 pm in Death Valley. The game will last about two hours. The first team defense will work against the first team offense, and the second team defense will work against the second team offense. It should be an exciting day for fans as it will be the first opportunity for new coordinators Rob Spence and Vic Koenning to display their schemes, however according to defensive line coach Ron West expect a very vanilla game plan.
Spence will debut his new offense. It will be interesting to see if Charlie Whitehurst looks more comfortable in the pocket. His favorite target, Airese Currie, is gone. Look to see how the timing is between the quarterbacks and receivers. Will Proctor has had his best spring, and he will look to close out with a strong spring game. Offensively, the staff would like to see them throw and catch without any drop passes.
Defensively, Koenning would like to see his guys create turnovers and make sound tackles. The quarterbacks will be off limits to contact, but still look for Koenning to put pressure on them. Fans may notice on Saturday that the defensive line has a chance to be the real strength of this team.
It may not be the Orange and White game of old, but it will still be a great time in Death Valley. Televising has been a drawback for those who always attend. The gameplan will be very vanilla, much like last year. It is the same saying just another team, “I’d rather A&M see it in the third quarter rather than in April.