One of the hardest jobs in sports is to keep the motivation of a winning team to continue to improve. Dabo Swinney continues to prove he’s one of the best at that job.
With all the success that’s come with defending a national championship and rising to number two in the rankings, Swinney continues to preach to his players and the media that there’s still much to be done before he considers the Tigers a “great” team.
The next test on the slate for Clemson is Boston College, whom the Tigers have beaten in six straight matchups, and haven’t lost to the Eagles in Death Valley since 2007. Boston College is a matchup that Dabo Swinney is fond of, as it symbolizes his first win in 2008 after taking over as Interim Head Coach. Swinney says BC has looked like a threatening team despite a 1-2 start.
Swinney provided an update on the cornerback position, where Marcus Edmond is expected back, but Trayvon Mullen has passed him on the depth chart:
Cornerback is a position where Dabo Swinney has seen some of the most shifting on the team, and calls this secondary one of the best he’s had:
The situation in the secondary mirrors that at running back, where despite the production of Tavien Feaster, Swinney sees a week-to-week process in determining how to share the load:
Swinney continues to use the motivation of continual improvement to catalyze this group and keep them on point. One of the things he isn’t searching for is a singular leader, as he believes this team has a group of leaders who set the tone collectively:
Kickoff is 3:30 Saturday and can be seen on ESPN2.