Dabo Swinney sees 'a lot of good things going on' as Tigers hit spring mid-point

'Next week will be a big week from a personnel standpoint. We'll be making some decisions and seeing where we are'

Football Spring Practice: The Tigers run a 'W' drill

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Football Spring Practice: The Tigers run a "W' drill

Decision time is coming.

Not necessarily at quarterback, the Tigers' most closely-watched position.

But at other also-essential spots, Dabo Swinney is expecting separation to occur during the next week of spring drills.

It's the natural result of competition, and Swinney is seeing plenty of 'getting after it' as Clemson hits the midway point in the spring.

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Friday's session will be the Tigers' eighth of the spring, and Swinney expects to go "half-live" in preparation for a critical, full-scale scrimmage on Monday.

"We worked today on different situations," Swinney said after practice on Wednesday. "We've got a lot of good things going on. I'm kind of holding judgment until next week.

"Next week will be a big week from a personnel standpoint. We'll be making some decisions and seeing where we are going into the last few days of spring practice."

Around the ACC

- Former Clemson recruiting target Chad Voytik has established himself as the man to beat for the starting quarterback job at Pittsburgh.

- A pair of early-enrolling freshman safeties - Kalen McCain of Durham, N.C. and Germaine Pratt of High Point, N.C. - have already cracked N.C. State's two-deep chart.

- Warchant, a website covering FSU athletics, reports that the Seminoles lost $213,000 on the 2013 ACC Championship Game. That's an improvement from 2012, when FSU took a $487,000 loss while playing for the championship. FSU assistant AD Monk Bonasort describes the red ink as "the cost of doing business."

- Two more football players said in national cable TV reports Tuesday that UNC-Chapel Hill’s tutoring program for athletes steered them to suspect classes to help keep them eligible to play sports.

Deunta Williams, a former defensive back, said he and other football players took no-show classes within the African studies department that were advertised as lecture-style classes but actually never met and only required a paper at the end. Grades were typically good. Bryon Bishop said he was steered to African studies when he showed up at the university because it had plenty of easy classes.

- Wake Forest worked through a series of snow showers on its opening day of spring practice.

- Miami will unveil new uniforms at its spring game, which will be held the evening of April 12, following an on-field carnival.

- Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has approved a $21 million interim financing plan to build an indoor football practice facility. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion scheduled for August, 2015.

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