Eric Mac Lain moves up at LT, Shaq Anthony ready to step in on right side

With Kellen Jones sidelined, B.J. Goodson, Tony Steward have second-team LB spots

Clemson's D.J. Reader and Clemson's Eric Mac Lain block for Clemson's Bradley Pinion punting to Georgia during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson's D.J. Reader and Clemson's Eric Mac Lain block for Clemson's Bradley Pinion punting to Georgia during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.

Eric Mac Lain has moved up into the second-team left tackle slot behind Brandon Thomas in the absence of Isaiah Battle, according to the pre-Wake Forest depth chart released Sunday by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

The 6-4, 295-pound redshirt sophomore and converted tight end has the versatility to play at either tackle or either guard.

Battle will sit out the Wake Forest game after being ejected from the N.C. State game for throwing a punch.

At right tackle, Gifford Timothy remains listed as the starter, although he is being evaluated for a concussion apparently suffered early in the N.C. State game. Shaq Anthony, who played much of the game against the Wolfpack, will start in Timothy's place if he is unable to play against Wake Forest.

“We don't know how it happened," Swinney said Sunday. "He was kind of out of it. We got him out early. I thought he was just having a bad night but he got dinged in the head.

"He was in on Friday. I talked to (head trainer) Danny Poole, and he said he's got symptoms of a concussion. We don't know his status for this weekend."

The linebacker rotation remains unchanged, with the exception of Kellen Jones, who had played at both the middle and 'Will' spots. Jones suffered a torn ACL on Thursday and will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

B.J. Goodson is listed as Stephone Anthony's backup in the middle, with Tony Steward backing Spencer Shuey at 'Will.' Quandon Christian and T.J. Burrell are 1-2 at 'Sam,' with freshman Korrin Wiggins the starting nickel back.

Ammon Lakip is listed as the Tigers' backup kicker at all three positions - punter, placekicker and kickoffs.

© 2013 OrangeAndWhite.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Topics

Comments » 2

TigerNE writes:

Just practice the heck out of tackling fundamentals and prove you can do much better vs WF than NCSU.

Bigboots writes:

Giff Timothy is not good enough to suit up for Daniel High.
Sit him down and put in somebody who will hit.
Timothy was a grade zero player last year and has shown no improvement. He is a combination of timid, weak, slow, and clumsy., much like Alex Hudson in the 80's. If Coach Caldwell cant see this, Dabo needs to shop for an upgrade at OL Coach.

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features