PC Post Game Press Conference

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Opening Statement:

"We came out and took care of business today. We knew we had to come out and play hard and have precise execution in our game plan."

"Today was about us trying to improve on fundamentals and technique, along with having clean executions with plays."

"We had a lot of reserve guys coming in and making big plays. Five players got their first touchdown today, and we had 77 different players out there today. This game helped to give a lot of guys experience and help build up our depth chart."

On the play of reserve running backs Roderick McDowell and Daniel Barnes:

"They both ran with a physical nature. Hot-Rod (McDowell) had some very elusive runs for tough extra yards. Barnes has worked hard to progress from a walk-on and scout team member to getting some actually playing time."

On the play of backup quarterback Tajh Boyd:

"This game was very valuable for Tajh. He will be able to learn a lot from this film and improve tremendously. Not only did he have some nice passes and runs, but he had some excellent tackles."

On the play of his defense:
Andre Branch had a big game today with three tackles for loss and two sacks. It was good to see a guy like that bounce back from the tough game he had last week."

Looking ahead to the Auburn game:

"This game will be a real test for us. It is a great opportunity for us to show our talent and skill off and to show people that we can go on the road and play with poise and toughness."

Post Game Audio

Head Coach Dabo Swinney (WMA Format)

Offensive coordinator Billy Napier (WMA Format)

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele (WMA Format)

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele part 2(WMA Format)

Quarterback Tajh Boyd (WMA Format)

"After the second drive, coach told me I was going in on the fourth series regardless of what happened. I was excited and it was a good thing. I'm looking forward to the next game."

"I thought I did a lot of good things. There are definitely still some kinks I need to work out. A lot of the plays were in stride and I made some good decisions. I think that's the biggest thing. I just need to keep on improving."

"The ability to step out of that tackle on the rushing touchdown definitely came from Coach Batson and his help in the weight room. I don't think I'm on the Tim Tebow level yet, but I think it might be coming."

"On the touchdown pass, I know what kind of player (DeAndre) Hopkins is and I just kind of threw it to the back of the end zone. I was hot, the blitz was coming and I think Dwayne (Allen) was open, too. Hopkins is going to be a good player and it's good to get out there and get some good experience with him."

Defensive end Andre Branch (WMA Format)

Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins (WMA Format)

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