Friday, September 12, 2003

(UPDATED at 4:42 p.m.)

Memorials for Phillips keep rolling in

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tony Barnhart has penned a wonderful tribute to longtime Clemson broadcaster Jim Phillips, who died this week. Perhaps Barnhart will mention Phillips' passing on College Gameday this week.

Late Friday afternoon, word came down that longtime Gamecock broadcaster Bob Fulton will call the first series of Saturday's Middle Tennessee State game as a tribute to his friend. Here's a story about the celebrations of Phillips' life scheduled for Saturday's game, and here's another Bart Wright column that mentions Phillips (as well as former Clemson star Brentson Buckner).

CURRIE FAVORED: Receiver Airese Currie has become Clemson's go-to receiver this season, and coach Tommy Bowden says he may start designing plays around him.

WHO WILL RUN? Bowden also says he still hasn't decided who will start at tailback Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.

TOP OF THE HILL: Here's a look at the outstanding performance of linebacker Leroy Hill, who leads the ACC in tackles and tackles for loss.

PLUG FOR WHITEHURST: The Nashville Tennessean has a staff-written profile of Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, left. There's nothing in the story that Clemson fans don't know already, but it's good to see Charlie getting some publicity in the middle of Vols country.

PROFESSOR HENRY: The State profiles offensive tackle William Henry, who is just a couple of credits short of a master's degree.

TOUGH ROAD FOR RAIDERS: Middle Tennessee State is playing a grueling schedule. I wish them luck, just not this week.

MIAMI-FSU OPENER: The Canes and the Noles will kick off the expanded ACC football season in 2004 with a Monday night game in the Orange Bowl. But there's no decision yet on whether the league will split into two divisions, or add a 12th team.

ACC PREVIEW: Here's a quick look at the other games in the ACC this weekend.

KEEP ASKING HIM STUFF: The State's Ken Tysiac is still answering your questions. Check 'em out.

No comments: