Dabo Swinney Talks Fred Davis’ Availability for Season Opener Against Georgia

No. 3 Clemson opens the season on Saturday night in Charlotte against No. 5 Georgia, in one of college football’s marquee matchups.

The Tigers head into the contest in a very good spot from an injury standpoint. It appears everyone on the two-deep is ready to go, including Joseph Ngata, who was nursing a hamstring injury as fall camp winded down.

The only other player in question is cornerback Fred Davis. After being involved in a car accident that left another driver with serious injuries, some have wondered if Davis might be facing a suspension. He was travelling at a speed of 115 mph and was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving.

Back the beginning of fall camp, Dabo Swinney said Davis would face some consequences, some of which the head coach said had already started, but nothing about a suspension was mentioned.

On Monday night, on Swinney’s weekly call in show, the head coach was asked about Davis’ status.

“Our stance is everybody is available,” Swinney said. “We’ll see what happens on game day. Right now, everybody that is not injured is available.”

Judging by that answer, it sounds like Davis will be available. That doesn’t mean he will play, though. With the Tigers having just six scholarship corners, it’s a position in which there isn’t a ton depth.

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