CLEMSON - If you haven't read Dawson Zimmerman's spring practice diary ... what's your problem?
Dawson's diary - day one
I'm sure most of the other players felt similar to how I did. We've been intensely working every day in the weight room and out on the field doing the all-in drills to prepare us for spring practice and, eventually, the season.
This spring I think the general mentality for all of us is to get better every day.
A major difference between the Bowden regime and the new Swinney one is tempo. Coach Swinney and his staff have been harping that practices will be done fast-paced and paying attention to details. As a punter who only can kick for about an hour and a half before my leg withers away and becomes worthless for the next day, I get the opportunity to watch practice after my work is done.
I immediately noticed that there's a new energy there that I think was missing for some parts of last season. It's like we've been refueled or supercharged with new passion that is fun to watch and exciting to play with.
I think everyone will notice a difference in how we play next season and it starts with how we're practicing differently.
When thinking of today's spring practice and the new changes Coach Swinney has implemented, I'm reminded of the timeless words of Heath Ledger in his iconic role as the Joker when he says...."You've changed things...forever. There's no going back."
And yes, things have definitely changed.
That's why I'm excited to continue participating in and watching spring practice. I know that this team is going to be different than last year's—we will be new and improved as we whip our opponents into submission.
CUTigers.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Waiver Wire Wednesday
Dr. Roto believes Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will overtake WR Brian Hartline as the team's No. 2 receiver sooner rather than later. Stay ahead of the curve with Dr. Roto!Read More
Giants Strike First In Game One Rout
The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.Read More
Three of earth’s best ingredients combined into one succulent strip. Tailgaters will bow in appreciation.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
Late Season Eastern Steel
NAFC friend, Frank Scalish, is best known for his achievements as a professional bass fisherman, but when the weather cools, the tourneys are over and the last bass has been weighed, he dons waders,…Read More
- Mate swapping of the famed Suricata suricatta
- OFFICIAL GAME THREAD: No. 22 Clemson at Boston College
- Is there a team ranked ahead of us right now with a 1st year
- Chad Morris
- Gay marriage, churches, storm on the horizon