While the offense dominated the first intrasquad scrimmage for the Clemson Tigers Saturday, the defense evened the ledger with its performance in the Tigers’ Tuesday tilt.
Clemson held a situational scrimmage on Tuesday, as opposed to straight 11-on-11 work, simulating plays at the ends of halves and games in order to set the Tigers up for crunch-time situations.
While all three quarterbacks and the offense graded out exceptionally on Saturday, Head Coach Dabo Swinney said there were too many missed throws by his three principal quarterbacks on Tuesday.
The Tigers’ defense, characterized as disappointing Saturday by Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables, returned to form Tuesday, winning more of the 50/50 opportunities for the ball, per Swinney.
Part of the defensive resurgence came from cornerback Trayvon Mullen, who returned to practice Tuesday after attending a funeral. WR Trevion Thompson, DE Richard Yeargin, CB Mario Goodrich and LB James Skalski were among the notables who didn’t practice on Tuesday. Swinney says they should get Skalski back on Friday, and would not comment on the report that Thompson’s injury is a concussion.
To hear Swinney’s full comments on Tuesday’s scrimmage, click below:
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney