TigerNet has a practice report from day three of Clemson training camp, including a few tidbits from Brent Venables about position battles and the freshmen linebackers.
“I like all of three of our young freshmen – Chris Register and Kendall Joseph and Korie Rogers. All three of those guys have showed they have instincts and they are physical. They all move pretty good and have a good level of football intelligence and have good football size already. They have a bright future because they also have high football intelligence.”
Brian Goodison over at Shakin’ the Southland recalls his time at Clemson and ponders the current state of the Clemson football fanbase.
I was there for Auburn and Florida State, for the disappointment of South Carolina but also the glory of our first ACC title. It was difficult to imagine Clemson fans having more excitement than that night. Clemson had finally returned from the wilderness that is the middle of the ACC.
Andrea Adelson at ESPN’s ACC Blog posted their Clemson season preview.
Best-case scenario for 2014: Watson emerges as one of the best freshmen in the nation, answering all questions about an offense supposedly in transition. His emergence, combined with a top-five defense, helps propel Clemson further than everybody predicts. Clemson ends up with a winning record against its toughest triumvirate (Georgia, Florida State and South Carolina) and snags a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Ed McGranahan at The State suggests that the Tigers offense could be great this year, despite all the personnel losses, because of its versatility.
Tight ends Jordan Leggett and Stanton Seckinger, and running back Zac Brooks, are among Stoudt’s favorite targets. Leggett and Seckinger are among the most sure-handed on the team, and at 6-foot-4, 251 pounds and 6-5, 245 respectively, Stoudt’s biggest targets. Both are durable and athletic, capable of stretching the field and extending a play.
Finally, if you haven’t seen Cole Stoudt’s mannequin prank yet, you must. It’s gone viral for a reason.