Quick Notes from Dabo Swinney press conference

by - Assoc. Editor -
Player Photo
Position: Head Coach

Here are some of the highlights of Tuesday's press conference with Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
View Full Profile
. Full Video and main story to be up shortly.

- Swinney said that he is anxious to get back out on field this week and see if we can play better offensively.

- Chance to finish up with two home games and embrace the seniors.

- MAD on Saturday and we are going to wear our purple and want our fans in purple.

- We have some former players that will lead our team down the hill...the four I announced last night. Its cool to have four of my former players that played for me to come back and participate in the festivities.

- I am really excited about our seniors. This is a special group and they will have a chance at their 40th win if we find a way to win the game, and that will tie them for the most with that 90 group.

- From a team standpoint, just trying to regroup and have a great finish.

- Georgia State is a team that has had some tough losses. They are a tough program they have some guys that can make some plays on both sides of the ball. We have to play well.

- They do a nice job with their scheme and do a nice job with their power running game and they know what they are doing in the power running game.

- Defensively a little harder to get dialed in on them. They have a lot of different looks and personnel groupings and a lot of that is due to injuries and that fits their personnel the best. We have to do a good job of executing offensively.

- Cole Stoudt will start the game I like how he has responded in my meeting with him and coming back to work yesterday and last night. He gives us the best chance to win.

- He was the offensive MVP a few weeks ago and before that he won the Leather helmet.

- Deshaun (Watson) is day to day. That is all I can tell you. It gets better every day. We were kind of expecting the worst.

- Late Sunday night I got the call and I took the news. He (Watson) has still has an injury. It's not like he is out there doing sprints, but we know how to attack it now.

- He (Watson) was better Sunday and then better yesterday. I don't think he can play this week, but we are hopeful he can go after that. ACL and MCL are fine. No issues or surgery.

- We aren't going to put anybody out there that can't play. They all take a risk when they go out there. But if they tell me a guy can play we plan for them and if they tell me they can't play, we don't.

- Why would they react bad to Cole Stoudt? Because he had a bad game? He has given four years of his live to this school. He was always ready and every time we needed him he was ready. Has he lost a little confidence this year? Yes. But at the end of the day, we are family.

- You are honest with each other and love each other and have each other's back. He has done nothing but represent this university with class and has great character. It's a shame that is the world we live in.

- Now these young people are growing up where they are surrounded by negativity to the nth degrgee. It's difficult for a person who hasn't lived a long time and has that perspective on life. That is a shame that question is even asked. What has he done to warrant someone booing a guy? That would be an embarrassment and an absolute shame. They need to cheer Cole Stoudt. He could have left here.

- It's my hope that Cole will finish this thing out great. We had a bad bad bad bad day offensively. There is no doubt about that. We all have adversity and we all make mistakes and have had bad decisions.

- There are no excues. We have everything we need to win. But in the end we had a bad day.

- We had a bad game in the opener, then lost a game we won on the field and played as well as we can possibly play. Then we had a horrendous day offensively against Ga. Tech.

- We just haven't been able to get the continuity and chemistry that we need to. It has been a struggle.

- Biggest thing is we have to get that confidence back and hopefully we can get that back this weekend.

- Martin Jenkins is likely out this week but they are hopeful he can play against South Carolina.

- Encouraged with Charone Peake..responded well after Saturday.

- On Nick S. "definitely hope to play him. The more experience can get the better. But we hope to play him and I was proud of him. He has really improved. He missed a couple of protections."

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Post your comments!

Bowden: Respect comes with consistency for Clemson

Sammy Watkins believes the Earth is flat

Clemson kicker suffers season-ending knee injury

Former Tigers welcome Stephone Anthony to Miami

Pigskin Prophet: Basketball school and bandwagon edition

Clemson DL ranked in McShay's Top 32 prospects

Swinney responds to Kirk Herbstreit on Clemson's playoff chances

Former Clemson OL Hairston out for season

Steve Spurrier says Clemson should be ranked No. 1 ahead of Alabama
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Daily Digest