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Clemson lineman Price has 'really good week'

12/2/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Clemson has allowed 11 sacks in each of the past two games, and while it hasn't all been the fault of the offensive line, the Tigers weren't at full strength without injured veteran left tackle Philip Price, who has been out with a knee injury. He played sparingly last week against South Carolina, but was yanked early to his dismay. Price is listed as probable on this week's injury report, and coach Dabo Swinney said Price has had a good week of practice leading up to Saturday's Dr Pepper ACC championship game.

"Well, he's looked actually very well in practice, and he didn't get a lot of good on good last week," Swinney said. "Most of his work last week was versus the scout look guys. He just got in the game and coach Caldwell just didn't feel good about the way he was reacting, especially with kind of the early start that we had as far as how he performed, and just didn't like the match up. So we felt like we needed to go in a different direction.

"But he's come back this week and he's had a really good week, and he's gone full speed pass rush and inside and all that kind of stuff," Swinney said. "I feel much better about him, but he's got to go and compete and play four quarters tomorrow night."