Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon before his team prepared for its first practice of the fall and discussed the return of offensive weapon Mike Williams.
“It is great, for us we had him back in the spring," Swinney said about Williams. "He really did everything in the spring, he was knocked around and on the ground and dove so in my mind he is really just picking up where he left off in the spring. To have him back and ready to play is huge, he just changes the dynamics of the game from a defensive stand point as far as how people try to defend you because you have to have an answer for number seven. The strength that he brings into our corp, the depth that we will have. Deon has great experience now, he had the chance to play all last season so that is a pretty good duo right there, Mike Williams and a sophomore Deon Cain, who has been there and played and has some experience. Same thing goes for Ray-Ray (McCloud) and Artavis (Scott) and now you have experience for a couple of guys and they are just better now. So I am excited about that and (Hunter) Renfrow and Trevion (Thompson) and the freshman that will be joining the mix. He brings a presence that we are excited to have back out on the field."
Williams had 1,030 receiving yards and 6 TDs in 2014 and accumulated 77 catches for 1,346 yards and nine touchdowns so far in his collegiate career.