To prepare for the match-up versus Ohio State, Clemson is using former QB Tajh Boyd to emulate J.T. Barrett in practice.
The Tigers are pulling out all the stops this week as they prepare to take on the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl on December 31.
Today, it was reported that Clemson is using former QB Tajh Boyd to mimic Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett in practice.
Clemson had @TajhB10 practicing at scout team QB today, playing the role of Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett
— Gene Sapakoff (@Sapakoff) December 16, 2016
Boyd was a first-team All-American in 2012, and threw for almost 12,000 yards and ran for more than 1,000 yards during his four years at Clemson. He was drafted in 2014 by the Jets, but is currently a free agent.
Barrett and Boyd have similar games and similar statures, though Barrett is two inches taller at 6-foot-2. Boyd was listed at 222 his senior season, the exact same weight as Barrett.
Interestingly enough, Boyd’s final game as a Tiger was a 40-35 win over the Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl, three seasons ago.