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Swinney happy about competition in practice

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Clemson, SC—Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney ran his team through a two hour and 20 minute practice on Tuesday on the practice fields behind the Clemson Indoor Football Facility. The Tigers will have two practices on Wednesday, the first of which will be an important situational scrimmage.

"We will work in the stadium tomorrow morning and it will be an important practice," said Swinney. "We will practice live and go through all kinds of situations. We will work on the two-minute drill, short yardage, special third-down situations. It will give us a good look at where we are.

"I have been pleased with the competition I have seen so far and we will look for that competition again on Wednesday. We have had a good tempo so far and I look for that to continue tomorrow."

Swinney announced the winners of the PAT Awards for the month of May, June and July after practice. "The PAT Award is given each month to a player who has demonstrated the epitome of what All In means," said Swinney. "It is a person who has been exemplary in all areas, academics, the weight rooms, all areas of being a Clemson football player. When you do that in all areas it translates to the field."

Swinney announced that the winner for May was defensive back Robert Smith, for June it was linebacker Stephone Anthony and for July, it was running back Zac Brooks.

Darius Robinson returned to practice today after missing the last few days due to a concussion.

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