The biggest message from Dabo Swinney’s Sunday night conference call was that he does not believe this team has peaked or played its best game.
Fresh off a 31-14 victory over the Florida State Seminoles, the Clemson Tigers have two more games left out of conference before having to worry about their ACC Championship matchup with the Miami Hurricanes. Provided that their final two weeks are in the win column, Clemson will once again be playing for the right to go the College Football Playoff in that contest.
Swinney said he believed the defense played well and the turnovers they created were the difference in the game with Florida State. He did concede that the team should have made more out of their offensive production, as they lacked execution in goal-line scenarios.
On the injury front, Swinney said he’s awaiting results on an MRI on Tre Lamar’s shoulder from a stinger he suffered in the game. Cornerback 000Ryan Carter responded well in the locker room as well, but he will be in concussion protocol once the week starts. Swinney offered no timetable or practice schedule for DL Dexter Lawrence or LB Kendall Joseph who also sat out the Florida State game with injuries.
Click below to hear Swinney’s Sunday teleconference:
Clemson takes on The Citadel at 12:20 Saturday afternoon at Death Valley