Ryan Norton, Robert Smith, Rod McDowell, Sam Cooper join first-day starting mix

Most of Clemson's top 22 spots manned by returning starters

Football - Rod McDowell

Photo by Mark Crammer

Football - Rod McDowell

Expect plenty of fluidity in Clemson's first and second-team depth chart throughout spring practice, as the Tigers' coaches try out new combinations.

But for what it's worth, here is now they started during their first walk-through on Wednesday:

Offense: Brandon Thomas LT, David Beasley LG, Ryan Norton C, Tyler Shatley RG, Giff Timothy RT, Tajh Boyd QB, Rod McDowell RB, and Sam Cooper TE. Sammy Watkins and Adam Humphries were on the field first at the wide receiver spots, while Charone Peake, Martavis Bryant and Germone Hopper were also in the first-team mix.

Defense: Vic Beasley DE, Corey Crawford DE, Gary Jarrett DT, Josh Watson DT, Stephone Anthony MLB, Spencer Shuey WLB, Quandon Christian SLB, Bashaud Breeland CB, Darius Robinson CB, Travis Blanks FS, Robert Smith SS.

On offense, both Eric MacLain and Isaiah Battle worked at left tackle, while Spencer Region manned the left guard spot, Oliver Jones worked at right guard and Patrick Destefano at right tackle. Both Reid Webster and Jay Guillermo worked at center behind Ryan Norton.

Fielding punts were Sammy Watkins, Germone Hopper and Daniel Rodriguez.

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Brucepg2000 writes:

I am interested to see where the 2nd and 3rd group guys are lining up. The first group guys are going to get the bulk of the reps in August I figure. But... Stephone back at MLB and Shuey at WLB??? Hmmm interesting. I got your back but this ain't rocket science guys.

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