Spring football may have a new look in the future

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“Anytime you get an opportunity to hit somebody else is always better,” Williams said. “Against your teammates, you want to be aggressive, but you don’t want to be that aggressive because you never want to injure your own teammates.”

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes programs, players and fans get a chance to enjoy a new-look spring in college football in the future.

“The NFL does it, why shouldn’t we?” Swinney asked. “It doesn’t have to be a game. We don’t even have to turn the scoreboard on, but it lets us get a gauge. Plus, it’ll create excitement for spring ball.

“Do I think we’ll ever see it? You can never say never.”

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AP Sports Writers John Zenor, Jeff Latzke, Eric Olson, Aaron Beard, Joedy McCreary and Pete Iacobelli contributed to this report.

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