Video: Players talk Citadel, preparing for SCar

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Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins
On team goals against South Carolina:
“We just want to play a good game and have good practices this week, just worry about what we can control. Every year they play well and the past two years they out-played us, they wanted it the most. This year we must focus on eliminating our mistakes and have fun and play.”

On the pressure to win next Saturday:
“There is a lot of pressure with this game, but as players we can’t worry about those things. We must go out there like every game and have fun, because that’s what it’s about. If we hold the ball and take care it we will be alright. If we have three-and-outs or punt the ball that will be fine, but we can’t have any fumbles or interceptions.”

On this possibly being his last home game experience:
“Every game is a good experience, just being with the guys every day in practice. It’s a great experience seeing how the seniors went out. It’s a great experience seeing those guys and the legacy they have left here, one they will carry over to the next level.”

Linebacker Quandon Christian
On scoring his first career touchdown:
“It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, being that it is senior day. Just scoring a touchdown, it was awesome. Corey (Crawford), Grady (Jarrett) and (Bashaud) Breeland did their jobs which allowed me to score.”

On playing option teams back to back:
“I’ve been playing against Georgia Tech for four years, so it’s nothing that’s really new. We were able to come out and execute. Today we knew that The Citadel would come out and fight, but we were ready for it.”

Defensive Back Darius Robinson
Overall thoughts:
“It’s sad knowing that I’ve played my last game at Death Valley but at the same time I’m excited for the guys that are still here. They’ll carry on the great things that we’ve done. I’m just ready to be a fan now.”

On the upcoming game against South Carolina:
“It’s definitely a big game. They’re our rival and they’re in our way to having the best season that we possibly can. We want to win, so of course it’s a big game and we’re looking forward to it. We’re going to work really hard this week and invest a lot of time into it. It’s the most important game of the year right now.”

On the in-state rivalry:
“It’s definitely big. We know the fans are going to get on us pretty hard. There is going to be a lot of talk and chatter during the game, so it comes down to knowing what we need to do on the field and not get caught up in the other stuff.”

On what a win over the Gamecocks would mean:
“You never want to lose the game, but we’re just worried about Clemson. We’re not worried about the other team; we just need to do what we do. I’m definitely excited; we’re going to be on the big stage again with everyone watching, so it’s going to be fun.”

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