Thursday, September 18, 2003

Turnovers troubling for Tigers

Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says he's worried by the team's turnover margin. It's currently -.67 per game; last season it was +.15 per game.

FATHERFOOD FOR KELLY: Clemson running back Yusef Kelly, who has yet to play this season because of injuries, is expected to become a father on Saturday. That's also when he's expected to see his first playing time of the season, in a crucial ACC game against Georgia Tech.

We really need Kelly back in the lineup. He was our leading rusher last season.

TECH FINDS ITS STING: The Anderson Independent-Mail looks at Georgia Tech's surprisingly strong performance in the early stages of the season. And Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says much the same thing here.

BENEFITS OF THE CUPCAKE DIET: The Anderson Independent-Mail's John Brasier has a column about Clemson's improvement over the past two games following the season-opening debacle against Georgia. Easier opponents have definitely helped the team at least feel better about itself.

A CLEMSON FAMILY REUNION: Saturday's game will be a chance for former Clemson athletic director Bobby Robinson, who recently accepted a job as Georgia Tech's associate athletic director, to reunite with folks from the school he worked at for 17 years. The State has a story; so does the Anderson Independent-Mail.

NOTEBOOK TIME: The Greenville News has one. It includes an update on Justin Miller, who will play through the pain of his hip pointer injury.

ROLL THE TAPE: Tigernet has posted video highlights from the Middle Tennessee State game. Very cool. Check 'em out.

LISTEN TO PHILLIPS: Tigernet also has a selection of great calls by Jim Phillips. Give them a listen.

AROUND THE ACC: The State has a notebook, including nervous glances from league coaches as Hurricane Isabel makes landfall. Hey, I'm in the D.C. area, and I'm watching it, too. This thing could seriously interfere with my football blogging, dammit!

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