Friday Quick hits

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Amateur Ben Martin waits with his caddie Robert Thompson during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

There is nothing really earth shattering to report today, but we will cover a few items I felt were of interest.

First order of business is obviously the Tournament in Augusta.  Ben Martin opened today with a 3 over par score of 75 and Lucas Glover struggled to card a 76.  Friday should be a good day on the links.  Rain in Augusta will lengthen the course while the SubAir units and the perfect care taken by the club will keep the greens rolling well.  Hopefully my main man Boom Boom can keep on rocking and rolling into the weekend after his Thursday 66.  An additional note is the equipment change made by Tiger this week.  Tiger has reverted back to the Victory Red blades he yanked out of the bag after a few tourneys last year.  I own a set of the split cavity VR's and really like them.  After watching T play, apparently he likes this newer set of Nike sticks also.

On to Clemson.  As we all know, the Tigers will wrap up their Spring exercise this Saturday in Death Valley.  The item of interest is (as usual) the offensive line.  This team will be very thin up front.  I am almost scared to see this offense if Swinney does split the first team OL up.  We can barely field a full set of linemen, so the DL should have a field day Saturday. 

We have discussed this team at length past few weeks.  Unfortunately, this is only Spring football and Spring ball is designed only to work on basic football fundamentals while brushing up on core schemes.  In English, this means that you really should not take too much from anything that happens in the Spring other than injuries. 

A quick aside, I was pleasantly surprised to see that ESPN3.com (formerly espn360) will be carying coverage of the game Saturday.  Take this opportunity to see the Tigers if you cannot make it to God's Country this weekend.

Finally, TDP has already gone to great lengths to set up his interview process, reportedly interviewing former BC head man Al Skinner.  I realize that Skinner was the winningest coach in BC history, but how in the hell does TDP expect us to get behind this one?  Skinner is 57 years old and really struggled as of late at BC (hence getting canned).  I am all for getting some experience, but let's go get us a hot coach and not another ACC school's also ran.  NEXT.

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