Notes from Swinney's weekly press conference for FSU


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Live updates from Swinney's weekly press conference for FSU

- Huge challenge to head to Tallahassee to take on the No. 1 team but also a great opportunity.

- Their offensive line is as good as there is out there. All seniors.

- Swinney says Clemson DL vs FSU OL is a great matchup.

- Winston is "a great player, really doesn't have any weaknesses."

- They play three running backs and all of them are dangerous.

- Says TE Nick O'Leary hurt Clemson last year, great football player. Use him in running and passing game

- (With the receivers) It all starts with No. 80 [Rashad Greene]. He is a great player.... He has a chance to set every record for Florida State and they have had some great receivers down there.

- As good of a secondary that we will see all year. Really talented and deep.

- Not a lot of weakness when you look at Florida State.

- To beat FSU: "We have to find a way to create turnovers, win the big play margin.....Our best players have to play well."

- Swinney said the most disappointing part about last year's game with FSU was his team didn't respond to adversity very well.

- Swinney said that they have beaten everybody but FSU and South Carolina. Clemson finished 7th in poll but their two rivals finished ahead of the Tigers and "that puts a damper on the mood."

- On FSU Championship: "I was tomahawk chopping in the national championship game...two-handed."

- On statement last year that Clemson would win 5 out of 10 against FSU if they played 10 times. "I can't give an honest answer without getting my butt ripped."

- "After two games, I don't know where we are. I think we're pretty good. If we win, we're 2-1. But there's a bunch of games left."

- "We lose this game we'll probably have a lot of fans quit and want to call the season off, but not this guy"

- On Winston: "You tip your hat off to him" (on beating Clemson at Death Valley).

- "Ya'll (media) see us as underdogs, but we don’t see us as underdogs. Why are we underdogs? We’ve got a good team."

- "We are very blessed at the quarterback position."

- Swinney on Stoudt: "He earned the job." This is a team concept. He paid the price. Fan just see a glimpse of something. You can't just make a guy a starter on potential. You have to earn things.

- Swinney on Watson: Deshaun has not won the job yet. I'm not afraid to start a freshman.

- Its a constant evaluation (on the QB position).

- Swinney: “If things don’t go right, just blame Dabo."

-Jayron Kearse trained him up at several spots but he is our starting safety.

- "We are at our best when we play fast."

- Winston is even more confident this year. He is mentally tough. He is physically tough. He is a smart player. He makes some plays that you have to tip your hat to.

- Swinney on Winston: "I have a great respect for Winston as a football player."

- "We have to win in the trenches."

- Swinney said domestic violence is not a football problem. Its a society problem.

- "Football is a reflection of society. Period."

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Re: FB Update: Live updates from Swinney's weekly press conference for FSU
ClemsonMike830
You feel better?***
ClemsonTiger1988®
No not at all, not until we start looking
ClemsonMike830
Anyone in the country deserves to be on the field with USuCk
The hillbilly beater®
Well, they managed to do something we couldn't do.
ClemsonMike830
First let's answer this.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Well, they managed to do something we couldn't do.
lhaselden
What the #### does it matter how USuCk looked compared to
tiggerz04®
Re: No not at all, not until we start looking
lhaselden
Off the top of my head
tiger_thom®
Re: Off the top of my head
tiggerz04®
That's true
tiger_thom®
Not to mention that talking about the number of comebacks is
tiggerz04®
Stop chopping and get mad Dabo!
hospiceChaplain
We knew he'd say all that.
ClemsonTiger1988®
is the gameplan now to get them pregnant?
york_tiger
Sounds like Fanus Jamass gonna' get some payback...***
SOLOS®
did we move up to #15 last night?***
york_tiger
Crump- what was the question for
elwyn07®
he was referring to my poll below***
york_tiger
It this a Peters reference?***
elwyn07®
Couldn't be included on a family site***
cutigerbob®
Which one of the 5 out of 10 is this?***
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tiggerz04®
Shock the world tour 2014. ALL IN! Go Tigers!***
ColaTownTiger
Great chance for us
dakid91
Re: Great chance for us
dakid91
- Swinney on Winston: "I have a great respect for Winston as a football player."
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