Just a few local notes as spring football is in full swing at South Carolina, Clemson and CCU:
* Cliff Matthews getting some time at tight end
The former WPDE Zoneman Finalist has been one of Steve Spurrier's favorites and the Ball Coach says he wants the best 11 men on the field. Matthews will still be one of the keys to the Gamecocks defense , but it looks like we may see him in goal line situations. What Spurrier should realize is that Cliff has got a great pair of hands and would be more than capable of making some catches on play action in the end zone. I've got plenty of archive video of big Cliff making some great grabs during his days at Cheraw
* Spencer Benton breaks his collarbone
The Myrtle Beach Seahawk spent spring break snowboarding and broke his collarbone, but will still kick in spring practice for Clemson. The redshirt freshman is the front runner to take over placekicking duties for Dabo Swinney. Spencer is not your typical kicker - he's an excellent wakeboarder. I'm just hoping MTV's Nitro Circus doesn't invite him to try some stunts - Benton needs to stay in one piece over the next four years.
* CCU Pro Day on Friday, scrimmage on Saturday
There won't be the fanfare of last year when Jerome Simpson and Mike Tolbert worked out in front of NFL scouts, but CCU will hold a pro day this Friday with such prospects as Mario Norman, Britt Leggett and Ronnie Mason trying to make an impression.