Clemson QB Kyle Parker focused on football

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker has only one of his two sports on his mind these days.

The Colorado Rockies signee is ready to begin what's likely to be his final college football season when the Tigers open with North Texas at Death Valley on Saturday.

Parker had an exhausting summer of college baseball, Major League negotiations and big-time decisions about his direction. Now, the Tigers' sophomore passer has put those things behind as he tries to lead Clemson back to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

Parker's immediate concerns are the Mean Green of the Sun Belt Conference, and whether his new Tigers have the same firepower as a year ago without stars like ACC player of the year C.J. Spiller.

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