It’s another Talking Tuesday here in Clemson as the 8th ranked Tigers get ready to face Boston College Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. Everything is setting up nicely for Clemson to make a big run in the ACC, so long as they don’t have a letdown against a lesser opponent. As anyone that has followed the Tigers the past several years knows, the unexpected loss has been an almost annual occurrence in Clemson. Dabo Swinney says things are different this year and his players all seem to agree.
Tight end Dwyane Allen told reporters Tuesday they are well aware of the perception about their inability to handle success and take care of the so-called cupcakes on their schedule. He said that serves as motivation for the players as they continue their quest to change the culture around the program.
Tigers center Dalton Freeman said the team does its best to ignore the opinions of those outside the program. He said they want to be a championship team and know that involves more than just winning the first five games.
Tigers’ defensive coordinator Kevin Steele’s unit kept Virginia Tech out of the end zone last week and has shown steady improvement each game this season. The Tigers are the first team to keep the Hokies out of the end zone in Lane Stadium in 16 seasons.