Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the media via teleconference, Monday. Clemson is looking to finish a perfect regular season with a victory at South Carolina, Nov. 30th. The Tigers have a bye this week and Swinney likes the timing, “I love the fact we have a break. We’ve been grinding. But it wouldn’t matter when we play, whether its tomorrow, next week or in two weeks. We’ll be ready to play.”
Swinney may enjoy having additional time to prepare for the season finale and heal up sore muscles, but the bye does interrupt a Clemson team that was clicking on all cylinders in recent weeks. The Tigers offense has scored 45 points or more in each of its last six games and Brent Venables’ defense has surrendered less than 10 points/game during that same stretch. Clemson has been playing near flawless football and Swinney wants to keep it that way, “I love the focus and the edge we’re playing with. That’s what it takes to finish the way we want.”
The Nov. 30th kickoff for Clemson and South Carolina in Columbia has been set for noon.
Dabo Swinney teleconference