Dabo Swinney and Bob Stoops got together with the media for the final time before Monday’s Russell Athletic Bowl matchup. Both coaches raved about the Orlando experience they’ve had this week, and both seemed confident their team was ready to go play tomorrow. The lead up to bowl games can get a bit exhausting for everyone involved. Usually by this point everyone, coaches, players, fans, media, are ready to strap it on and go play. We’re almost there.
Here’s what each coach said in their opening statements to the media:
And, for those of you looking to kill some time, here’s the full audio of both coaches Sunday:
Russell Athletic Bowl facts:
Records: Clemson: 9-3, Oklahoma: 8-4
Point spread: Oklahoma by 4
All time series: Oklahoma leads 2-1. Clemson beat Oklahoma in the Citrus bowl in 1989.
- Clemson has won eight of its past nine games and two straight bowls games (LSU, Ohio State); Oklahoma has been to 16 bowl games in 16 years.
- Bob Stoops is the only FBS coach with 15 straight seasons of 8+ wins at one school
- Bob Stoops is 6-1 vs current ACC members. Louisville is the lone loss.