COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) D.J. Uiagalelei took charge of Clemson's offense Saturday as the Tigers closed spring practice with the Orange and White game.
It was the first spring in several years that Clemson was without its two main offensive playmakers, quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne. Both were instrumental is helping the Tigers remain atop the Atlantic Coast Conference and win the national title after the 2018 season.
Lawrence and Etienne were both ACC players of the year - Lawrence this past season, Etienne in 2018 and 2019 - and the two are expected to be first-round NFL draft picks. Lawrence is projected to go No. 1 overall to Jacksonville while Etienne figures to be one of the first running backs chosen.