Originally created 11/17/00

Clemson notebook



A look at the Clemson Tigers (8-2) a day before playing host to South Carolina (7-3) on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC):

Latest news:

On the eve of the biggest game of the year for Clemson fans, the Tigers are starting to resemble a M"|"A"|"S"|"H unit more than a football team. In addition to quarterback Woody Dantzler's nagging left ankle bruise that has limited him in practice, junior linebacker Keith Adams suffered a concussion earlier this week in practice and is questionable. Defensive tackle Terry Jolly and Travis Zachery, whom are both nursing sprained ankles, are also questionable. Bowden said whether to start Adams, Zachery and Jolly will be game-time decisions.

Injuries:

QB Woody Dantzler (bruised left ankle) and PR Joe Don Reames (sprained neck) are probable; TB Travis Zachery (sprained ankle), DT Terry Jolly (sprained ankle) and LB Keith Adams (concussion) are questionable.

Key stat:

Clemson's 380 points scored this season is a school record.

Analysis:

Clemson officials are warning fans coming to Saturday's game to arrive early since more than 100,000 fans are expected in Clemson, some 20,000 more than the 81,247-seat capacity of Memorial Stadium. University police are also urging fans leaving the game to be patient as traffic will take longer to get out of town.

Quote:

"We probably won't know anything for sure until just before the game," -- Bowden told the Associated Press on Adams' concussion.

Tim Morse