Quick notes from Dabo Swinney at ACC Kickoff

by - Assoc. Editor - 2014-07-21 16:32:09.0

* Dabo Swinney said during Monday's ACC Kickoff that Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

View Full Profile
may be faster than Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

View Full Profile
, but he looks a lot like Gumby.

* Swinney would love to not need to score 45 points/game because of the defense, but then people would say the offense stinks. He believes that Clemson will still have one of the top offenses in nation, regardless of the losses with Boyd and Watkins.

* Swinney thinks his guys have earned the respect to be in the talk with some of the top teams in the country.

* Dabo says ACC Atlantic is very strong, he has great respect for other programs. Very happy for Jimbo and FSU for winning national championship. He thinks that the gap's not that wide between FSU, Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Division.

* Dabo says "Deshaun has the qualities to be a special football player." He said that in a perfect world, it would benefit Deshaun to be a backup for an entire season. He wants to get Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 190
Gainesville, GA

View Full Profile
prepared to have him ready to play against Georgia.

* Dabo says he and Spurrier have different backgrounds but are similar in more ways than people think. Says both have mutual respect.

* Dabo says he got tremendous support from Clemson community following "false" charges by #FFRF.

* Dabo's response to Randy Edsall's "football conference comment - "We just beat Ohio State. Aren't they in that conference?"

* Swinney said that if both South Carolina and Clemson fans are honest with themselves, they want to win the rivalry game more than any other.

* Swinney's nickname for Tim Bourret is "Clemson Google."

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

Get your national champs gear here!

Contract approved for new DL coach

Surfside Beach to proclaim 'Hunter Renfrow Day'

OSU QB on losing to Clemson: "I know what happened"

Clemson ranked #1 in Capital One Cup Standings

Big recruiting weekend on tap as new ops center opens

WATCH: Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long warn Cowherd about Clemson fans

Three former Tigers headed to Super Bowl

Browns coach on Watson skipping Senior Bowl: "Won't hold it against him"
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Daily Digest