He says the Gamecocks are playing with a lot of effort. He is impressed with what they've done if fourth quarter. He said Scar competes all game and credits Shane Beamer for that. He says they have found an identity offensively.
He says they have settled down since the Tennessee game (Scar defense) and they have some good players, especially along the DL. They play a bunch of guys up front and have settled in on linebackers and secondary. The last few weeks beat Auburn and Florida and played ok on the road at Missouri
Dabo says he knows what this rivalry means to the people in this state. He said it impacts everyone. They will talk about it at church and Thanksgiving and church. It's in the DNA of South Carolina. It's fun to be a part of but better when you win.
Swinney disappointed in "silly" SEC rule that didn't allow the teams to play last year. Said Clemson could hop a plane to Notre Dame but couldn't ride a bus to South Carolina. Said he is sure they were disappointed too
Swinney said the South Carolina defense is aggressive and since the Tenn game has made adjustments and not afraid to play man coverage. They have gotten some ints and some fumbles and three pick-sixes.