CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson Football Team began spring practice for the 2023 season at the Allen Reeves Football complex on Monday.
The media was able to watch the first five periods of practice. Here is what All Clemson Tigers observed on the offensive side of the ball:
–Clemson ran good-on-good during the tempo period of practice. Safety Andrew Mukuba intercepted Cade Klubnik on one of the drills and did a little smack talking afterwards.
–We got to see new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley work with the quarterbacks. A few of his drills are a little different than what former quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter ran the last eight seasons.
–Klubnik, of course, was running the first-team offense, while Hunter Helms was the second team quarterback and freshman Christopher Vizzina ran the third team.
–The running backs were Will Shipley, Phil Mafah and Dominque Thomas. By the way, Mafah changed his jersey number from No. 26 to No. 7.
–The first-team wide receivers were Troy Stellato, Cole Turner, Brannon Spector and Antonio Williams. By the way Stellato (knee) will be limited in practice, but he is allowed to participate in non-contact drills like the ones they had on Monday. Stellato also changed his jersey number from No. 15 to No. 10.
— Hamp Greene and Hampton Earle were the second-team wide receivers, while Jackson Crosby and Clay Swinney were the third team wideouts.
–The tight ends were Jake Briningstool, Sage Ennis and Josh Sapp.
–As for the offensive line, Tristian Leigh (LT) and Blake Miller (RT) were the first-team tackles. Trent Howard (LG) and Mitchell Mayes (RG) were the guards and, of course, Will Putnam started at center.
–Collin Sadler, Bryn Tucker, Ryan Linthicum and Dietrick Pennington all worked on the second team.
–Quarterback Paul Tyson, who transferred in January, has an injured thumb on his throwing hand. He will be limited in practice. He had a black wrap over his thumb during practice and really could not do much during individual drills.
–Trent Pearman, the son of staffer Danny Pearman, was the No. 4 quarterback in practice.
–Though he will officially be out in practice this spring due to off-season knee surgery, wide receiver Adam Randell caught the football for the quarterbacks during certain drills. He did not run any routes or anything like that, though.
–Shipley, Greene, Jackson Crosby, Swinney and Peyton Steko were catching punts.
–injury notes: Head coach Dabo Swinney said WR Beaux Collins (shoulder), OG Walker Parks (ankle) and OG Marcus Tate (knee) will sit out the spring as the recover from off-season surgeries.
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