Swinney discusses his young defensive depth
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talked to the media on Wednesday on the weekly ACC teleconference and discussed which young defensive players have impressed him through two football games.
"Yeah, oh, yeah. I think our backup ends, Austin BryantAustin Bryant
Fr. Defensive End
#91 6-4, 268
View Full Profile and (Richard) Yeargin and Dane RogersDane Rogers
RS So. Defensive End
#85 6-3, 269
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#30 6-0, 224
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RS Fr. Linebacker
#34 5-11, 230
View Full Profile, our two backup backers.
Swinney knows a key for developing football players is getting them quality game experience.
"There's a big drop off between B.J. GoodsonB.J. Goodson
RS Sr. Linebacker
#44 6-0, 245
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Jr. Outside Linebacker
#10 6-0, 241
View Full Profile and those two guys, and there should be," Swinney said. "These guys are -- one is a redshirt freshman, one is a true freshman, and B.J. is a fifth-year senior and Ben is a third-year junior. There was drop off when Ben Boulware got here, too, when Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
Linebacker (2009 - 2013)
#33 6-3, 230
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Fr. Defensive Tackle
#42 6-5, 299
View Full Profile is another guy inside that has really stepped up. Jabril RobinsonJabril Robinson
RS Fr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-3, 276
View Full Profile. We've got several guys that are I think developing nicely for us."
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