When around the assembled media, the Clemson Tigers are asked to do a lot of reminiscing, something that Hunter Renfrow doesn’t mind.
The former walk-on, turned National Championship hero basked in the glow reenacting last year’s game-winning play.
Renfrow repeated the lines heard in Clemson circles, but not nationally, about how if there was going to be any call on the play he believed there was defensive pass interference.
The junior from Myrtle Beach has remained humble throughout the season that has succeeded last year, and looks forward to this third matchup with the Crimson Tide.
Kelly Bryant continues to be a focal point of conversation, but he has remained relaxed and joyful as gameday approaches.
Bryant, who has made as many off-field statements with his wardrobe as he has with his on-field play, says he already has his outfit picked out for Monday and we will be “impressed”.
He’s just as impressed at how Alabama looks on film, and still continues to take lessons he learned signaling plays during the Crimson Tide game a year ago.
While Bryant continues to show more of his personality outward, it’s the business as usual around the team. Mitch Hyatt says Bryant continues to be his “goofy, fun-loving” self and that he’s helped things stay relaxed and loose.
For the player billed as the “Homecoming King”, Travis Etienne has fully enjoyed his time back in his home state.
Etienne said he took Clelin Ferrell and a couple of his teammates to the popular Cafe du Monde for their first taste of beignets during their first full evening in New Orleans.
He says he’s been the “unofficial tour guide” for the team, despite residing about 2 1/2 hours away in Jennings, Louisiana.
The freshman says he’ll have a cheering section of 23 people filled of family and friends, some of whom haven’t seen him play in person in a collegiate uniform.
The comment that will get the most attention in the Palmetto State came out of Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator Jeff Scott’s mouth, who even if it was unintentional, took a subtle dig at Clemson’s archrival:
— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) December 29, 2017
The teams will practice Friday and Saturday at Tulane Stadium, before walking through Sunday at the Superdome game site. We will get access to both teams during Media Day Saturday, with coverage @SportsTalkSC on Twitter and SportsTalkSC.com.