– 2018-12-28 07: 01: 02.5
Huggins talks to the media Thursday
ARLINGTON, TX ̵
Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich announced on Thursday night that Lawrence – along with Braden Galloway and Zach Giella – will be at the Cotton Bowl Classic on Saturday Miss AT & T Stadium after testing Positive (.02) on Ostarine, a substance banned by the NCAA.
With Lawrence out, Huggins – a native of Orangeburg (SC) and a recent graduate – will most likely start and show why he came to Clemson four years ago – a chance he does not take lightly.
"I'm just happy. I am not happy about the situation, but I am happy that I can show my talents on this beautiful stage. I'm blessed and happy, "Huggins told TigerNet Thursday morning's AT & T Stadium's Cotton Bowl Classic Media Day.
Huggins said he and the other teammates accepted the trio, something that is not extraordinary for this group.
"Of course the whole team has, I've been here for four years and for such a thing it's good to see everyone behave the way they did, it's a brotherhood and a family Here, "Huggins said," When you come to these trips, the families of the entire coaching staff come in. We need to tie together, we can actually spend time together and do events together, I know somewhere else in college, that's not it it's not seen, but I know it's just good to see.
"It's nice to see that we're together, I do not necessarily say that what happened is more like us because we are a brotherhood and close. It's hard to break that bond. "
Huggins played in 45 games and started two, and he said he knew what it takes to be the starter and make a big contribution.
Opportunity to start and I know what I'm doing and how I have to prepare myself, "he said," It's just like I'm preparing each week, you have to prepare like a starter because you never have to do anything, I just have to go out and play for free I could straighten out a few butterflies, so I just go out and play for free. "
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