Tigers come out hungry; Renfrow puts on pounds

Reigning national champion Clemson opened fall camp for the 2017 football season on Thursday with the song “The Boys are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy playing on the public address system. Indeed, the boys are back in Tigertown.

The Tigers were ranked fifth in the nation in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll released on Thursday afternoon. Clemson has finished with a higher ranking in the final coaches poll than the preseason poll each of the last six years.

“We were at the top of the mountain at the end of last year,” said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. “Today we are at the bottom of the mountain with everyone else. This is a totally new team, but we have the same dream. We will fight hard to achieve our five team goals and play at the highest level.”

“I was very pleased with the results of the weigh-in yesterday and the results we have seen over the summer,” said Swinney. “The guys have put the work in this summer. You can see it in their eyes. They have done a great job.”

Swinney was pleased with the results of the team “weigh-in” on Wednesday. “I have never been so pleased to see someone weigh in at 337 pounds,” said Swinney with a chuckle. He was referring the All-America candidate Dexter Lawrence who had been near 350 pounds earlier in the summer. “Big Dex looks great.”

Swinney also pointed out that Socastee High product and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who entered Clemson as a walk-on three years ago at 155 pounds, was a solid 181 on Wednesday. Swinney also complimented T.J. Chase on the work he has done in the off season.

Clemson is beginning practice later on the calendar than many FBS schools. NCAA rules now prohibit two-a-day practices so the governing body allowed schools to start preseason camp earlier. But the Clemson head coach said he is keeping a preseason schedule that is similar to what he has in the last few years.

“We really haven’t been doing two-a-days the last few years. If I called what we have been doing the last few years ‘two-a-days Coach (Gene) Stallings (Dabo’s coach at Alabama) would have laughed at me. We have crisp, workouts and get after it.”

Photo courtesy of Clemson Athletics

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