CLEMSON - After weeks of summer watch lists and preseason magazine talk, it's time to hear it from the coaches themselves.
On the same day South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and three Gamecocks take the stage at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., the ten Clemson coaches will hold their annual media golf outing Tuesday from The Reserve at Lake Keowee, sharing their annual thoughts on the upcoming season.
This is a fairly big day for reporters on the Clemson beat, as this is the one day all year to hear from six positional coaches: Tony Elliott (running backs), Robbie Caldwell (offensive line), Danny Pearman (tight ends/special teams), Dan Brooks (defensive tackles), Marion Hobby (defensive ends) and Mike Reed (defensive backs.)
Offensive coordinator Chad Morris (quarterbacks) and defensive coordinator Brent Venables (linebackers) meet regularly with the media, and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott (wide receivers) is available on National Signing Day. They'll also speak Tuesday, as will head coach Dabo Swinney.
Five days later, Swinney, quarterback Cole Stoudt and defensive end Vic Beasley will represent the Tigers at ACC Media Days, taking place July 20-21 at The Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. Stoudt is one of three quarterbacks speaking among the conference's 14 teams, and Beasley will join reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State as the only 2013 AP All-Americans on hand.
Players are set to report two Thursdays from now (July 31), and fall camp will commence soon thereafter. The season opens Aug. 30 at Georgia.