Roughly 24 hours after the loss to USC, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had to relive it all again while taking questions on a Zoom call previewing Saturday’s ACC Championship Game meeting with North Carolina. Much as he did following the game, Swinney gave plenty of credit to the Gamecocks while also citing the many opportunities he team had to win the game.
When pressed on the play of quarterback DJ Uiagalelei yesterday, Swinney said his quarterback was not the reason they lost the game and he will be the starter this week against the Tar Heels.
Swinney also pointed out that playing in the ACC title game is important and one of the five goals he sets for his team every season. One of those goals was missed yesterday. Two others, win the opener and win the division, have been accomplished. The other two are win the ACC Championship and the closer.