CLEMSON, SC - The Tigers had their final scrimmage today in Death Valley, and we just wrapped up with Dabo. I asked him whether he anticipates playing Xavier Thomas in more than 4 games now due to the new eligibility rule, and Dabo said he absolutely does. XT will play whenever he is physically ready, which should be sometime in October I'd imagine. The rule will also have many ramifications for roster management, recruiting numbers, etc. that the coaches will have to sort out, and it could affect which freshmen they decide to red shirt this season. It will be interesting to see if any players stay for a 6th year! A guy like Brannon Spector, for example, who red shirted last season, could play all of this season and 4 additional seasons for 5 total. Amari Rodgers could even play a 5th year next year, although I doubt he will. Dabo joked that Trevor Lawrence could have 3 more seasons including 2020, but I think we all know he will be in the 2021 NFL Draft any way you slice it.
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