Sunday, August 24, 2003

Whitehurst slowed in practice by bruise

Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst took it easy during Saturday's practice because of a bruise (this report says it's a thumb injury), but he should be back to full speed for Monday afternoon's session.

FEWER GET HURT: Speaking of injuries, here's another story on how the Tigers have avoided serious injuries during the preseason.

END OF AN ERA: I know we've heard this before, but The Augusta Chronicle has a story about why this year's Clemson-Georgia game could really, really be the last one:

From Georgia's standpoint, playing eight SEC games isn't the only problem. The Bulldogs have traditionally played Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., which limits their home games to six per year in an 11-game season.

So playing Clemson in a home-and-home series would mean just five games at Sanford Stadium when the Bulldogs visit the Tigers. And it's a good bet that isn't going to happen.

And with the ACC's expansion to 11 teams next season, it will be more difficult for Clemson to fit Georgia into its schedule. It's as simple as that.

HALL MONITOR: The Anderson Independent Mail has a good profile on tight end Ben Hall, who had considered transferring in the spring.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Linebacker Leroy Hill is the latest player profiled by the Anderson Independent Mail. Check it out.

GOOD SOD, MAN: The field at Death Valley (it's officially known as Frank Howard Field) is in better shape than it was last year, according to this report.

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