Originally created 10/17/00

Clemson notebook



A look at the No. 5 Clemson Tigers (7-0, 5-0 ACC) four days before they play North Carolina (3-3, 1-3 ACC) in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday (5:30 p.m., ESPN2):

Latest news:

Clemson coach Tommy Bowden said Sunday that freshman Aaron Hunt had regained the starting place-kicking job. Redshirt freshman Tony Lazzara had won the job before last Saturday's game, but was two-of-four on extra-point attempts in the Tigers' 35-14 victory over Maryland. Hunt kicked the PAT on Clemson's last touchdown and was 1-of-1 in extra-point attempts in the game. Cornerback Alex Ardley's three interception earned him ACC defensive back of the week honors while linebacker Chad Carson's 16 tackles earned him ACC defensive lineman of the week.

Injuries:

DT Terry Jolly (ankle) is probable.

Key stat:

Tailback Travis Zachery's career high 156-yard rushing performance boosted his season total to 667 yards. The junior needs 154 yards to establish a career high for yards rushing in a season.

Analysis:

If Clemson plans to run its record to 8-0 this season, it must be careful in Chapel Hill. The Tigers likely will face the most athletic and dangerous quarterback they have faced this season in North Carolina's Ronald Curry.

Quote:

"Being 7-0 is great, but it doesn't mean anything if we finish 7-4." Clemson center Kyle Young.

-- Tim Morse