Clemson is using a former star quarterback to prepare for Ohio State.
Tajh Boyd is backing helping Clemson try to win a game against Ohio State. The Tigers' former quarterback was the QB in the Orange Bowl victory against the Buckeyes a couple of years ago and, now, he's helping in the preparations for the Fiesta Bowl.
The J.T. Barrett role on Clemson's scout team is being filled by Boyd, who played a similar style to Ohio State's starting QB.
He explained how it's going to ESPN.
Count Tajh Boyd among the former players enlisted to help their alma maters on scout team. Boyd has done it twice for Clemson, playing Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois in October and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett this past week. "Anything to help Clemson, I will do," Boyd said. "Whatever it takes, even if that means throwing until my arm falls off."
Ohio State is apparently using some of its former players, too. Former Buckeyes' wide receiver Brian Hartline was at Ohio State's practice the other day.
OSU and Clemson are set to play on New Year's Eve at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.