By Trey McCurry.
Clemson went through its second preseason practice on Wednesday. “Tonight was a tough practice (with the heat and cramps),” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney, “if the guys are willing to pay the price, then this will be worth it.”
“We got better tonight as far as practicing the right way. The guys did an excellent job as far as tempo, especially up front. I’ve been demanding the team taking ownership and that things be done a certain way, and we are starting to see that.”
Coach Swinney also talked at length on the team’s toughness.
“There is no question we are a tougher team than this time last year. My goal for this team is that there should be no question who the toughest team on the field is when Clemson plays. That is the true mark of a championship team. We have made a lot of progress in that area, but we still have some work to do,” said Swinney.
Swinney also addressed an area of concern for most Tiger fans — the wide receivers.
“They have been very solid as a group and had a very good day today. They worked hard this summer and it almost looks like they are practicing with a chip on their shoulders. We have talent there and when you give talent opportunity, usually something good happens,” said Swinney.
Clemson returns to the practice field Thursday evening for its third preseason practice as the Tigers prepare for the September 4th opener against North Texas.