Another of┬-fensive line injury - this one to left guard Jamarcus Grant - has left Bobby Hutchinson as the expected starter at the position for Saturday's game against Maryland.
Grant, a fourth-year junior who'd been penciled in to re┬-place David Smith at the posi┬-tion, suffered a slight shoulder sprain Tuesday and hasn't prac┬-ticed much the past two days, according to Clemson offensive line coach Brad Scott.
That means Hutchinson, a fifth-yearseniorwho'dplanned to spend his final season as a student assistant to Scott, is slated to get his first career start Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Scott said Grant should play in the game.
Smith, a redshirt freshman who's started the past two games, suffered a high ankle spraininSaturday's54-0victory over South Carolina State and is out several weeks. Left tackle Chris Hairston has missed the past two games with a severely bruised knee, and Scott said he'll be available Saturday only in an emergency situation.
The No. 20 Tigers (3-1, 1┬-0 ACC) will start their fourth dif┬-ferent lineup on the offensive line Saturday. Clemson practiced without shoulder pads Wednes┬-day because head coach Tommy Bowden said the team "is as beat up as I can remember."