Clemson coach Dabo Swinney held his first in-season weekly press conference Tuesday and went into great detail about the great quarterback battle won by senior Kelly Bryant over freshman Trevor Lawrence and redshirt freshman Chase Brice.
Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant winning the QB job again
The Tigers enter the season ranked #2 behind Alabama and with full expectations of winning a fourth straight ACC Championship and making a fourth straight CFP appearance. As he usually is the week of the opener, Swinney was chipper and anxious for game day.
Dabo Swinney talks about opening the season
The Tigers will face FCS foe Furman Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. The Tigers have won 30 straight games against their neighbors from Greenville. But Clay Hendrix got the Paladins to the playoffs last season, his first as head coach at his alma mater, and has a veteran team returning.
Dabo Swinney gives his preview of Furman
Swinney is 8-1 in season openers, that one loss coming in 2014 at Georgia when the Tigers were gradually breaking in a new freshman quarterback named Deshaun Watson.