In last year’s loss at Auburn Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker took a hard blow on a third down play. The hit left Parker clutching his ribs and grimacing in pain on the sideline. The coaching staff told Tajh Boyd to get ready to go in the game.
Boyd says he was nervous. He knew he wasn’t ready. He knew he wasn’t prepared.
“I can say I was ready to play but realistically I wasn’t really ready to play. You can’t really just throw somebody in a situation, you kind of got to build up to that.”
A year later Boyd says things have changed and now he’s ready to take on the defending national champions.
Coaches did a great job of developing me. It’s steadily coming along, it’s a process now…definitely looking forward to the game though.”
Boyd, a sophomore, says he is already building great chemistry with the other underclassmen. If he can lead Clemson to a win over Auburn Saturday it will solidify what Dabo Swinney has been trying to sell to the Tiger faithful for the past several months: the future is bright and the best days are right around the corner.