Good morning, Clemson fans. Here are the Clemson Tigers links for July 16th, 2014.
The Associated Press has a story from Dabo Swinney’s golf outing with the media yesterday, on how the Clemson offense is going to proceed at full-speed in 2014.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday his team won’t ease up on the attack that averaged better than 40 points and 500 yards for a second straight. Of course, he won’t have Watkins and Boyd, the high-performance duo who took center stage as Clemson went 32-8 and won the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference championship during their three seasons as starters.
Wide receivers coach Jeff Scott talked a bit about the future of the position and suggests that the freshmen could make an early impact (on a related note, yesterday I wrote about why I’m optimistic about the wide receivers this season).
Artavis Scott, Demare Kitt and Kyrin Priester were three mid-year enrollees who impressed the staff during spring drills.
“The good news is these three freshmen we’ve signed are all really good players and will be able to help us,” Scott said. “The bad news is they’re all true freshmen, and there’s a price to be paid for experience.”
TigerNet has a story about how the Clemson football coaches feel that the Tigers are being disrespected by the national media going into this season.
The national media, however, expects the program to take a step back in 2014 after losing players like Sammy Watkins and Tajh Boyd, something that didn’t seem to sit too well with the Clemson coaches interviewed Tuesday at Swinney’s annual golf outing at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
Finally, in basketball news, former Clemson Tigers star Trevor Booker signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Utah Jazz, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Booker started just 105 of 235 games played in four seasons with the Washington Wizards, and projects to be one of the first big men off the bench for the Jazz. While Utah’s front office has looked to replenish its roster with skill during the off-season, the Jazz like Booker and the force he plays with in the paint.