Sunday Football Notes

Sunday Football Notes

Nov. 17, 2002

Injury updateTodd McClinton, DT, suffered a sprained neck against Maryland. Was taken to the Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca after he was taken from the field on a cart. All tests were negative. He was back in the Clemson training room today and attended the Clemson team meeting on Sunday afternoon wearing a neck brace. His status for the South Carolina game will be updated later in the week.

Nick Eason, DT, aggravated achilles tendon, played just 32snaps against Maryland. Questionable for South Carolina RonyDelusme, SS, out for the rest of the year with a torn ACL sufferedagainst Maryland. Cedric Johnson, OG, suffered pinched nerve in hisleft shoulder. Like McClinton, also came to Clemson team meeting onSunday in a neck brace. Questionable for South Carolina. If he cannot start, Nathan Gillespie will make his first career start in hisplace. Travis Pugh, DB, pulled groin muscle against Maryland,questionable. Chad Jasmin, RB, missed Maryland game with pulledgroin muscle. Should return for South Carolina. Other notes:Clemson cornerback Justin Miller is now fifth in the nation ininterceptions with seven in 11 games. He is just one away from thenational leader. His seven interceptions are tied for second bestfor a season in Clemson history. Record is 8 by Robert O’Neal in1989. Miller now has a 37.5 average on 10 kickoff returns. If hehad enough attempts he would lead the nation in that category. Heis three attempts short. Aaron Hunt is now 11th in the nation inthe nation in field goals per game after his 4-4 performanceagainst Maryland. He is 15-18 for the season and now 35-46 for hiscareer. He has made 15 of his last 16. Clemson is now 10th in thenation in kickoff returns. The Tigers are 15th in passing defenseand lead the nation in that category.