By Trey McCurry.
With the Tigers in a bowl, one of the biggest things Clemson can benefit from is the extra practice time leading up to the game. No player will benefit more from these than quarterback Tajh Boyd. The redshirt freshman met with the media following the conclusion of Monday’s practice to talk about practice and what it means to him.
“I am using this like a spring practice,” said #10. “I’m asking as many questions as I can and getting as much out of it before I get my chance to take over the team after the bowl. I’m doing what I can to encourage these guys and trying to build some leadership skills while we are out here.”
One of the big questions going into the game is how much playing time Boyd will see in the game.
“I haven’t really got a chance to talk to the coaches yet. Hopefully something really big and significant will come out of it. I’d like an opportunity, but you never know what can happen. You just have to keep working for it. Hopefully if I get a half or quarter or something like that, I can go out there and put some scoring drives together.”
When asked how the reps were distributed today, Boyd was pretty candid. “I repped mostly with the two’s. I’m just going to come out and try to prepare like I’m the starter. Even though I might not be starting, I’m going to use these extra practices to my advantage.”
No matter what, Clemson fans have a lot to be excited about for the future.