Dabo Swinney just wrapped up his Sunday conference call. Clemson is 11-0 and ranked #1 in all of the major polls as they prepare for a matchup with in-state rival USC Saturday. The Gamecocks are coming off a loss against FCS foe The Citadel Saturday and are 3-8 this season.
Here are the highlights from Dabo:
- Swinney said it is hard to believe it is their 12th game. He is proud of his team for being 11-0 right now.
- Swinney said he is disappointed in the turnovers they committed against Wake Forest. He is still pleased they picked up over 500 yards of offense.
- Dabo said he is pleased the defense bounced back. They played like a top five ranked defense.
- Ben Boulware should be okay to play Saturday after suffering a stinger against Wake Forest.
- Wayne Gallman and Mackensie Alexander will both be back this week for USC.
- Swinney said they expected to win every game this year. He adds that people that know him know that he always expects to win every game.
- Swinney said he doesn’t have any thoughts on how rivalry has turned after 5 straight losses. Said he never stopped working.
- Swinney said he doesn’t know what else Deshaun Watson can do stats wise to prove he is a Heisman caliber player.
- Swinney said they haven’t really talked about South Carolina. Notes the older guys know what happened in the past.
- Dabo said he doesn’t know Shawn Elliott but said he has a good reputation in the coaching circles.
- Swinney said anyone can beat anyone on a given day so they have to play well every week.
- Swinney said he doesn’t know anything about Perry Orth other than the fact he’s the quarterback at USC right now.