Perfect timing: Tigers delighted with new indoor practice facility

Tajh Boyd: 'It was beautiful, just beautiful...I think we're as prepared as much as we can be for this bowl game'

The Tigers break huddle before their first bowl game football practice session on Dec. 8th

Photo by Mark Crammer

The Tigers break huddle before their first bowl game football practice session on Dec. 8th

'Oh, the weather outside is frightful...'

But for Clemson's Tigers, a week of nasty-weather practice was nothing less than delightful.

Asked about the Tigers' practice on a cold, dreary Thursday, quarterback Tajh Boyd broke out into a wide grin.

"It was beautiful, just beautiful," Boyd said. "I looked out my window and thought, man, it's raining. And then I thought, 'but we're indoors.'

"It's really nice. The alumni did a great job in helping out with that."

Boyd said the Tigers were not only able to practice out of the rain and on a stable playing surface, but also were able to practice in conditions similar to what they'll experience in the Georgia Dome next week.

"It's been great preparation for us - it's really humid in there," he said. "I think we're as prepared as much as we can be for this bowl game."

Boyd said the Tigers' post-holiday schedule is conducive to carrying out a normal game-week routine.

"When we get down there, it will be just like a regular game week - five days leading up to the game," he said. "It will be just like a regular-season game."

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