Clemson will try to exorcise a few demons when they face Georgia Tech Thursday night in Atlanta. Bobby Dodd Stadium has not been kind to Clemson over the years, especially lately. Forget the fact that 13-44-2 all-time in Atlanta, the Tigers haven’t won there since 2003. From controversial penalties to devastating injuries, things have not gone well in Hotlanta for the Tigers. Dabo Swinney isn’t dwelling on the past, but he knows it will be challenge against the Yellow Jackets and their triple option attack. Especially coming off a short week.
Check out the highlights from Swinney’s Tuesday news conference and a few of the best audio clips below:
- Swinney said his team is “dialed in” this week for Georgia Tech. He is really pleased with how they are working on the short turnaround.
- Swinney said Georgia Tech has a really experienced group on defense.
- Swinney said he feels like they have improved in a lot of areas in the first three weeks of the season. Says they are in a good spot.
- Swinney said he thinks their best football is in front of them. He’s confident about that.
- Swinney said they prepare the same for Georgia Tech as they do any team, despite the fact they run a unique offense.
- Swinney said every spring they do an option segment in practice called the “Georgia Tech segment.” They prepare year round for them.
- “We just haven’t played well down there.” Dabo Swinney on why Clemson hasn’t won at Georgia Tech. since 2003.
- “We might need to change our grits up or something.” Swinney on trying to change bad fortune in Atlanta.
- Swinney said Austin Bryant is on the back end of his injury recovery, but still no firm date for return.
- Swinney said Brent Venables has done a great job defending Georgia Tech. He called last year’s game incredible.
- Swinney said that defensive performance last year against Georgia Tech was one of the best he’s been around.
DABO SWINNEY SHARES INITIAL THOUGHTS ON GEORGIA TECH:
DABO SWINNEY ON PREPARING FOR THE GEORGIA TECH OFFENSE, ESPECIALLY WITH NEW GUYS:
DABO SWINNEY ON THE ISSUES PLAYING IN ATLANTA (CU HASN’T WON THERE SINCE 2003):