Clemson coach Dabo Swinney takes questions from the media Thursday

Thursday was media day in Scottsdale for the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. Clemson and Ohio State coaches and players spent an hour with the media answering every conceivable question. The players on both sides seem ready to play, confident in their gameplans and respectful of the other side. Dabo Swinney said his guys are healthy. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields said he will be wearing his knee brace in the game, and he’s wearing it for safety reasons. Clemson is a two point favorite. The Tigers have won 28 straight games, the Buckeyes are on a 19 game winning streak.

Comments from Dabo Swinney

Swinney on the matchup of his offensive line and Ohio State’s defensive line
Swinney recalls the 2016 meeting with Ohio State in the national semi-finals
Swinney on his desire to make Clemson the model program in college football


Trevor Lawrence at media day Thursday

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence on thoughts of leaving early for the pros

Isaiah Simmons talks with reporters on Thursday

Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons

Clemson DC Brent Venables

Ohio State coach Ryan Day

Ohio State DE Chase Young on Clemson OT Jackson Carman

Ohio State QB Justin Fields on being the second seed in the playoffs behind LSU