"Both guys are great kids," Rockies scouting director Bill Schmidt said. "We're just trying to get them through the season healthy."
The two stars are in the middle of a tug-of-war between the Rockies and their football coaches. Schmidt would like to show both of them how many quarterbacks 6-feet and under play in the NFL (very few).
Is the outlook on Ellington at least two weeks?
Swinney: Yes. We are beat up right now. We've caught the injury bug here. At least two weeks. He's supposed to be meet with the doctors either today or Thursday. He's trying to meet with a specialist in Charlotte- looking for the best course of treatment. For sure- a couple of weeks. We'll have to go from there. Carlton Lewis - we are hopeful we get him for Florida State game. Kourtnei Brown- he's out as well for a couple of games. Miguel Chavis - he's questionable. Has not quite responded as well as we thought he would. I'm anxious to see him today.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Tajh Boyd said Monday that coach Dabo Swinney and coordinator Billy Napier informed him this morning he will see playing time in Saturday’s noon game against North Carolina State.
"(Swinney) told me he doesn’t know how much or what the setting will be, but I will play, and when I do, I want to be ready for it," Boyd said.
A day after Clemson lost on the road to a struggling Boston College team, coach Dabo Swinney announced that running back Andre Ellington will likely be out for several weeks with a ligament strain in his foot.
The injury was initially diagnosed as a mild case of turf toe following the loss Saturday, but Swinney ruled the former Berkeley High star out for this week's N.C. State game when a more significant strain was discovered Sunday.
"We gotta let that thing settle down and be OK," Swinney said. "I'd say he's probably out for sure (against N.C. State)."
Kyle Parker, the only athlete in Division I college sports history to throw 20 touchdown passes on the gridiron and hit 20 home runs on the baseball diamond in the same academic year, announced Wednesday that he will return to Clemson to play football for the 2010 season.
"I am excited about this decision," said Parker. "I am ready to get back to Clemson, work out with my football teammates and coaches and get ready for the season. The closer you get to football season the more you think about playing in Death Valley, running down the hill and being a part of the Clemson football tradition."
"What we lack in size we are going to make up in physicality," Strachan said. "Our mind set is to go hard all the time. Bring it."
"C.J. Spiller, he's a program changer. Unless he just robs a bank or something, he's going to be on that stadium right there in the Ring of Honor," Swinney said.