More spring previews, and a touching tribute
The State gets ready for Clemson's spring football practice with a Bob Spears column on Will Proctor and a "five questions facing the Tigers" thingee. (More on Proctor here.) The Spartanburg Herald Journal, which seems to have FINALLY disabled its registration, has a spring preview, too. And here's the Greenville News on spring practice. Extra bonus: Bart Wright is excited about Clemson's prospects in 2006!
* A touching tribute to a Tiger's mother: Former Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter recently lost his mother. Steeter's former teammate, Kyle Young, traveled to Gettysburg, Pa., for the funeral and wrote about his experience. Besides being a lovely tribute to Brandon's mother, it's also a very nice piece about the sacrifices that come with supporting your favorite team.
* Rodriguez visits Upstate: Former Clemson offensive coordinator and current West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez had a speaking engagement in Gaffney, S.C., recently, and the Spartanburg Herald Journal was there to cover it. I certainly wish Rodriguez would have stayed at Clemson, and I also wish his Mountaineers had been included in the ACC's expansion. That would have made for some interesting Saturdays, and would have definitely enhanced the league's football profile.