Fire the reporter that says Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney only sees his team as a glass half full, because that’s an understatement. Swinney built his team for depth and he says he is ready to show the world all of the players he has waiting in the shadows for their chance to start.
At the ACC Media Day in Charlotte, Swinney swooned over the sense of urgency he gets from his players. He said it started with the tight ends.
“We are excited about Milan [Richards] and the guys we have there but they’ve kind of been in the shawdows of Jordan [Leggett] but now it’s their time but now there is a sense of urgency that really excites me.”
That sense of urgency spread to the rest of his team. Swinney credited wide receivers Deon Cain and RayRay McCloud as ready to fill the shoes left by Artavis Scott and Mike Williams.
“You know our offense is very flexible and versatile, we are seven years in our system,” Swinney said. “And we kind of go as that offensive line goes.”
If the team goes as the offensive line goes…then the next logical question is ‘How do you feel about your offensive line?’
“I think this will be the best offensive line I’ve ever at Clemson going into my 15th season,” Swinney said.
The glass-overflowing-it-is-so-full-outlook is normal for Dabo Swinney at Clemson. He said that’s why they have been so consistent in the last few seasons, they don’t change their outlook or expectations. To him, this is another year…another glass.
The Clemson Tigers will approach the year the same way that they did last year. Swinney said he doesn’t see a need to quell the championship feeling because their system works.
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