Tuesday’s Dabo Swinney news conference at Clemson was built around building up the confidence of the Tigers and their fans for this Saturday’s homecoming game against Miami. Kickoff will be at Noon on ESPN2. The Tigers are three pointer underdogs.
Swinney spent much of his 46 minutes heaping praise on his players for their performance in the loss at Auburn. Swinney’s positive outlook touched nearly every aspect of his team. Needless to say, the head coach of the Tigers is excited about opening ACC play and making a run at another division title.
Key Pre-Game Notes:
- Miami leads the series 5-3 with the last three games going into overtime
- Miami defensive coordinator John Lovett held the same position at Clemson from 2002-04
- Both defenses are ranked nationally in the top 10 in sacks and tackles for loss
- Dabo Swinney and Miami’s Randy Shannon are the ACC’s youngest head coaches
- Each of the last three seasons, Clemson has lost before its open date and won after it
- Clemson is 64-19-3 all time on homecoming
More Clemson Tuesday audio: