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August 20 and 21 Practice Notes

Posted by cuorange on August 22, 2009

dabo_at_the_rockIf you want to know all the details from practice for Thursday and Friday, you can find them here and here. Yawn. Closed practices mean a bland press release without a lot of information.

In case you don’t want to spend the 30 seconds to read the links, I’ll sum it for you: 

On Thursday Dabo talked to the team about the importance of special teams and they got a few guys back from injury including Rendrick Taylor (yay Rendrick!).  Must be an NCAA rule against actually practicing special teams on Thursdays.

On Friday, the two hour practice was highlighted by “a good day” for the kickers.  I’m assuming this means better than a combined 3/12 on field goals.

Friday was also the day that 39 walk-on hopefuls showed up to try out.  I’m not sure whether to be encouraged that Dabo is scrounging the student body for anyone who can help or scared that he has to.  Leaning towards scared.

There was a time when I was at Clemson when “Big Dave” (6’5, 325), an offensive lineman, lived next to me in Thornhill Village.  He introduced a guy at a party as being a linebacker on the football team.  Not recognizing said guy, I later asked Dave if dude really played linebacker (he was shorter than me and outweighed me by maybe 20 lbs) and his reply has stuck with me all these years: “He’s a tackling dummy in practice”. 

Big Dave went back to Inman after that year to run his father’s hardware store and never played another down for Clemson. 

This post is for “Big Dave”, wherever he is today.

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