Standing in the muck, the rain and the eye of an emotional storm after his team’s win over Notre Dame, coach Dabo Swinney blew life into an acronym that’s gone viral and should be visible this week on T-shirts around the Clemson campus. So we felt we had the wind with us so we would have to score a touchdown and a field goal because we felt like we probably only had three more possessions. His production suffered. The Irish offense mostly sputtered until the fourth quarter against Denver.
Sitting at 4-0, ranked 6th in the country in both polls the Tigers may have they’re biggest weapon still sheathed-the fact that according to their coach they have yet to play their best game.
“It was something I got from Pete Carroll (current Seattle Seahawks coach)”. 6 Notre Dame last Saturday has many prognosticators projecting a big finish for the Tigers, and the evidence certainly stacks up in the Tigers’ favor.
“Being exhausted has nothing to do with doing your job”, Swinney said. If we go in there thinking anything different we are foolish. “To be named a captain as a junior reflects a lot about how your teammates and coaches think of you. That has nothing to do with being exhausted”. Big games at the same time (3:30 p.m. Saturday). Swinney likewise dismissed the notion that those snap totals played a part in the defense’s struggles. The quarterback situation is still somewhat of a tossup, but their defense is one of the strongest in the nation.
“All of it”, Venables said. “We are coming into this week to put in a game plan to beat Georgia Tech and that is all it is”.
Even though defending national champion Ohio State remains unbeaten, the race for the College Football Playoff appears to be wide open. We want to evaluate a few of the young guys, line combinations, power play combinations, defensemen pairs. After putting up three points in the first half, they gutted out 19 in the fourth quarter. Eric Mac Lain had a great game and really led the group.
The reaction seemed “weird”, Swinney said. “People will think we don’t have a good team so we have to go out there and prove it”.
“I am not concerned about our ability to throw and catch the football”, Swinney said.
Jackson said he also hasn’t decided who will start in net. And while quarterback DeShone Kizer had been extremely impressive in action against Virginia, Georgia Tech and UMass, playing within the hostile confines of Death Valley is a challenge on another level entirely.
Hyatt grew up in Suwanee, Ga., roughly a 30-minute drive from Georgia Tech’s campus. The Yellow Jackets scored twice in the final minute to bring a bit of drama to the ending. They lost to Duke, who has just a loss to a ranked Northwestern team. “It’ll just be fun to see him out there”. But regardless of whether the two actually get to take the field against one another Saturday, Hyatt said he looks forward to the matchup between the two being rekindled when Clemson and Georgia Tech meet in future seasons. “He’s definitely one to watch for”. There’s no room for the mistakes that cropped up against Clemson to return.
On Tuesday, Swinney said it remains uncertain when Reader will be back this season but that there are no plans to delay his final year of eligibility until 2016. “No plan to redshirt him, not sure when he’s going to be back, nothing else to say”.
Kizer undoubtedly had his youthful moments. They call it “Respect”. The salty remarks were reminiscent of much of Swinney’s postgame press conference Saturday. “It’s my home state, so I always want to get the victory”. Unfortunately, the rain had a lot to do with this, but it did enough to get by. “I couldn’t be more proud of how our team has handled that”.