Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said today that he has no doubt his team and program have all of the pieces in place to compete for a win a national championship.
Oh yeah, absolutely,” Swinney said. “I think we got good experience coming back, we recruited well, we got good talent. We’re not hoping to go have a good season, we’re expecting to have a good season.
Swinney prefaced his statement that more goes into winning big than just talent and experience. He said his players will have to put in the work to get there, but it’s there for taking.
“It’s just a journey,” he said, “and as long as we’re staying focused on the day to day things we have to do to get where we want to go certainly we have a chance to be a special team. But the ball we play with isn’t round and sometimes it bounces crazy ways and you got have a little luck along the way. Injuries and things like that so hopefully we can catch a break here and there. But at the end of the day we’ve got an outstanding staff, we’ve got good players, good depth, I think we’ve recruited well and I think that the guys more importantly have learned how to prepare the right way. So if we will stay committed, stay humble, be confident and continue to be about the right things and don’t allow distractions to enter into our program and guys continue to make good decisions then certainly we have a chance to be one of those teams that can be in the mix.”
So, what say you? Do you think Clemson will be in the mix for a national championship this season? Share your thoughts in the comment section.