CLEMSON — Only times absent from a monumental time-opening showdown from Georgia, there are nonetheless no hints about which Clemson working again could possibly be emerging for the guide job.
The second-rated Tigers ought to swap ACC all-time major rusher Travis Etienne, and the to start with audition is 7:30 p.m. Saturday (ABC) from the fifth-rated Bulldogs at Bank of The us Stadium in Charlotte.
How will the carries possible be break up?
“Good query, guy,” Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott mentioned Monday. “You can see I was a several minutes late (for a information meeting). We ended up still in there possessing some conferences.”
The heir clear to Etienne appeared to be Lyn-J Dixon, a senior who is second only to Etienne for for every-have typical in method heritage amongst all those with at least 1,000 overall yards. But there is also explosive sophomore Kobe Speed and freshman Will Shipley, who has been the discuss of spring exercise continuing by drop camp.
“What time do we play? 7:30?” Elliott reported. “We could not know until then who’s managing out there to start with. But it is a good detail because it’s aggressive. It retains people men hungry. They’re going to be grateful and appreciative of their possibility when they do get (carries) on sport working day.”
Clemson’s depth chart launched afterwards Monday was the identical as the one from the end of spring. It exhibits Dixon and Pace as both/or for No. 1 and Shipley third.
“In the managing back again room, we have phenomenal depth,” Clemson offensive lineman Will Putnam said. “We have three, four guys who could all enjoy listed here, naturally, but any place else in the place, if I’m becoming honest.”
Lyn-J Dixon brings the most encounter
Dixon (5-foot-10, 195 kilos) has 1,372 hurrying yards and 13 touchdowns in his vocation but only 190 of all those yards came final year. He was thought of a leading-10 jogging back again in the nation as a significant faculty senior in Butler, Georgia.
“You cannot just take any times off,” Dixon reported. “You have to hold working tough each and each individual day. That is what I push in my intellect.”
Kobe Speed blends speed, power
Tempo (5-10 and 215), an additional Georgia native (Cedartown), ran for 101 yards on 18 carries as a rookie and was hardly ever stopped guiding the line of scrimmage.
“In a way, we’re all the same,” Speed claimed. “We can all carry electrical power and outrun someone. I feel we can all make a man overlook in the open up discipline if we need to have to. I consider we can all do no matter what we have to have to do to get the occupation carried out.”
Will Shipley provides a No. 1 ranking
Shipley (5-11, 205) has been gearing up considering the fact that his defending North Carolina condition champion Weddington Significant team went 16- in 2019. The Warriors didn’t get a 2020 year since of the COVID pandemic. In his a few a long time, Shipley ran for much more than 4,000 yards (8.3 for every have) and was thought of the No. 1 all-goal again in the country by recruiting professionals at Rivals.
“I have no clue who I’m likely to hand the ball off to initially,” quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei explained. “I just know we’ll be rotating a ton of backs. … If it’s Will Shipley, if it is Lyn-J, if it is Kobe, if it is (freshman) Phil Mafah, Mikey Dukes, whoever it is, I have self-assurance in just about every one functioning back out there.”
Elliott claimed the team method would function just wonderful even if it lasts all time and that the Tigers really don’t require one of the running backs to pull away from the pack. But that commonly transpires, and sooner fairly than later on.
“We’ve had this problem in the earlier,” Elliott stated. “Prior to (Wayne) Gallman becoming the starter (as a freshman in 2014), we were running back again by committee. And then he at some point took the occupation and ran with it. When Travis was coming in, we ended up by committee and then he at some point separated (also as a freshman in 2017 just after Gallman still left for the NFL).
“… If somebody separates, individuals men know it. We’ve observed it around right here just before. If any individual separates, then we’ll go with that. But suitable now, we have bought a stable of fellas that are really, extremely talented but — with the exception of Lyn-J — not pretty experienced. … I’m energized to see how it unfolds this period.”