Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker told the local media after today's practice that he is 99 percent sure this is likely his last football season at Clemson, according to sports information director Tim Bourret.
This shouldn't come as any surprise, considering Parker, a first-round MLB draft pick, would lose even more money than he has already turned down (reportedly about $800,000) from the Colorado Rockies to return to Clemson this fall. Parker returned to practice on Thursday after missing the previous two while working on his contract with the Rockies.
If he sticks with that plan, Clemson fans will no doubt get his best effort this fall, as he knows it will be his last chance to win an ACC title. He didn't come back to lose.
Running back Rod McDowell missed practice with a concussion he suffered in Tuesday’s practice. He is expected to return next week. Scotty Cooper missed practice with a neck strain and Andre Branch was out with a virus. Drew Traylor was out with a sprained ankle. DeAndre Hopkins was limited in practice due to shoulder sprain.