This is not a drill. This is a compilation of actual impressions gleaned in person from Saturday morning’s scrimmage in Death Valley. First, I want to touch on a sneaky stadium upgrade (since I love all these construction projects and enhancements, fight me IPTAY parking truthers) which has largely gone unnoticed.
The old weight room in the WestZone is being repurposed into a game day recruiting center. This is the latest minor trend in the facilities arms race — one which Clemson continues to lead — as programs with gleaming practice facilities want to show off even more with equally opulent recruit-focused areas in their stadiums to use on those seven special days each year, game days.