Swinney: 'I do think we're going to play Saturday'


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Swinney: 'I do think we're going to play Saturday'

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was asked Wednesday about the impending effect of Hurricane Florence on the Clemson-Georgia Southern game this weekend.

Games around the Southeast have been postponed, moved or canceled with the storm approaching, but with the tropical-storm conditions not expected in Clemson until Sunday, the game in Memorial Stadium appears to be still on.

"I do think that we're going to play on Saturday," Swinney said on the ACC coaches' teleconference, "but I have not been involved in those discussions. I just coach the football team. They tell me when to show up, that's what we're going to be there, and we're going to be ready to play. I don't get involved in all that stuff. I stay in my lane. The people that make those decisions are much more informed than me on why they would have to make those -- if they do have to move it and all that's going on. But regardless of when we play, my job is to have the team ready."

Swinney said they will have a plan for any changes.

"If the game time changes, then we have a plan in place for all game times," he said. "That's something that we do every week. So we'd just kind of switch our itinerary a little bit. But as far as postponing and all that, I don't think that's going to happen, but if for some reason it did, then we'd just move on to the next game. Kind of business as usual, and you just wouldn't have a game on Saturday.

"So I guess the guys would get a day off, and then we'd crank it back up on Sunday and get ready for the next opponent."

Kickoff is currently set for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday with the game being televised on ESPN2.

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