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The New Leader

The New Leader

CLEMSON – Before the end of last season, Chris Hairston began to prepare himself for the role as elder statesman on the 2010 Clemson Tigers' offensive line.

The only senior of six the returning linemen with significant playing time, he's continuing to emerge as one of the leaders on the team. After Monday's practice, head coach Dabo Swinney invited any player who wanted to speak to the team to stand up and address their teammates. Hairston spoke up. "I was just trying to get guys to buy into what coach Swinney's selling," he said. "Starting right...

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