Dabo Swinney is looking for answers to a very specific question that is plaguing his football team. Why are the Tigers turning it over so much? In their 28-20 double overtime loss at Miami on Saturday, Clemson fumbled four times, losing two, while throwing an interception to end up on the wrong end of the turnover margin versus the Hurricanes. It’s been a problem that has haunted the Tigers all season and is a direct contributor to their 4-3 record and 2-3 mark in ACC play.
On Sunday, Swinney grabbed a flashlight to go searching for solutions during his weekly conference call with the media. Using terms like Achilles’ heel and catastrophic, Swinney is perplexed as to why his team has been derailed by turnovers. The ten fumbles they’ve committed this year lead all of FBS, and Clemson will travel up to Raleigh this Saturday tied for 75th nationally in turnover margin.
Swinney also addressed the play of his quarterback, Cade Klubnik, while discussing the situation involving Xavier Thomas and delivering an injury report during his twenty-minute session with the media.