Clemson Arrival Quotes

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style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Thursday, Dec. 27

style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>The Orlando
World Center
Marriott – Orlando, w:st="on">Fla.


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>HEAD COACH TOMMY BOWDEN

style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On mixing fun with game preparations:

“This is a great town to come to.  Our players are
excited.   When we practice tomorrow morning, we need to make the
players understand that it is work time.  We want this to be a reward for
the kids, but for that one or two hours that we ask for practice, that has to
be work time.”


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On mixing with the other team at bowl

“I think the players enjoy that part of it.  Our common
opponents and our conference opponents, those kids know each other, many
competed against each other in high school.  The bowl is different, we
have guys from different parts of the country, they will enjoy meeting each


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On his team’s health:

“We went at it pretty hard back home with some live scrimmages
and stuff.  Fortunately we didn’t have any injuries.  I think
we’re about as healthy as we’ve been all season.


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On playing a team that has been

“Over-confidence will not be a problem with this team.  We
have enough recent history to know that we have competed against teams like w:st="on">Colorado and have seen
them bounce back and have success.   There will not be any trouble
with over-confidence.  Look past those last two games and understand this
was a 7-2 nationally ranked team.”


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On QB Charlie Whitehurst:

“I think Charlie and our other seniors are looking forward to
this game, particularly the ones with NFL inspirations.  This is an
opportunity to improve their stock and jump on the radar screens of the NFL



style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>WR CURTIS BAHAM

style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On bowl time:

“This is a business trip.  We are looking to win a game and
maybe mix a little fun in.  We got a lot of work in back home and now it
is just keeping sharp.  We had eight practices at Clemson and we’re
looking forward to it.”


style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On family:

“My whole family is coming down here tomorrow and spending the
holidays, so I am going to have the same distractions the players from w:st="on">Florida are going to



style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>DB DUANE COLEMAN

style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>On Bowl Week:

“It’s great to be back in w:st="on">Florida.   We missed out on a bowl
game last year, so we are looking to have some fun.  But that’s what
bowl games are supposed to be.  Work hard in practice, have fun the rest
of the time and then let it go in the game.”


 On getting ready for a team you
know nothing about:

“It makes it more fun. They don’t know our players, we
don’t know their guys.  They don’t know our scheme, we
don’t know their scheme.  Put them together and let the best team
that night win.   We’ll make friends this week at the team
functions and that’s what makes the game fun.”

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