It was all football all the time for quarterback Tajh Boyd during his senior season at Clemson and he says that approach was invaluable.
Boyd needed just one class to graduate and he took an online strength and conditioning course during the fall semester. That allowed him to be at the Tigers' football facility as much as he wanted. He sat in on offensive line and receiver meetings. He sat in on staff meetings. He watched an endless amount of film.
"I just felt like I advanced my game mentally," he said.
The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that the extra work certainly paid off because the Tigers went 11-2 and beat Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl. Boyd is taking the same approach to this week's Senior Bowl and he hopes the payoff is to raise his draft stock.
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:
Scouts Inc. takes a look at several players who stood out in one particular area and gives team fits for each. The Jaguars are a good fit for cornerback Keith McGill.
Here are my observations from Tuesday's South team practice.
CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman writes that this week is important for quarterback Logan Thomas to prove he's better than his inconsistent play over the past several seasons.
Quarterback Stephen Morris spent two seasons with Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at Miami and credits Fisch with his development as a passer, O'Halloran writes.
The T-U's Hays Carlyon recaps NFL Network's broadcast of the South team practice.