WATCH: What Clemson coaches said after dominating 59-7 win over BC


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Clemson coordinators Brent Venables, Jeff Scott, and Tony Elliott answered questions following the team's impressive 59-7 victory over Boston College on Saturday night.

Opening statement:

“Our guys really played well. This was one of our best weeks and some of our best preparation. We mentally accepted the challenge. It helps when your offense plays well to put us in a great position. I’m proud of our guys. They’re staying hungry and humble, which is leading to these results. They’re grinding and are going to be challenged moving forward so we have to keep that same preparation and focus. It’s important that they maintain that appreciation and respect for the game and the toughness required to play at this high level.”

On the Boston College match-up:

“Boston College does things formationally and motion-wise that may not look like much to the naked eye, but are a lot structurally. There’s tons of adjustments that have to be made and alignments that have to be right, so it was a really good game for us to see things that we haven’t seen yet this season. This game helped grow our defense. Some of that growth was seen on the field tonight and some happened in practice as we prepared this week. We saw ourselves improve through our preparation in practice and our performance in the game.”

Opening statement:

“[I’m] really proud of our guys. I believe we scored points [on] every drive in the first half. The guys were ready to play. That’s really what it’s all about this time of year. It’s about getting better and better. We really had our best week of practice; the guys were locked in. I thought Trevor played great; [he] made a lot of really good decisions. Travis [Etienne] ran the ball hard, and we were able to out on the perimeter and get guys in space.”

On Overton:

“I’m really happy for Diondre Overton. I think that was awesome for him to have three touchdowns, and he’s a guy that has worked extremely hard. Like I said many times before, he had every reason to look to get in the transfer portal and go somewhere [else], and he decided that he wanted to stay here and continue to work. It was awesome to see him get rewarded.”

Opening statement:

“The guys have a lot of confidence right now and they know that the way we play on Saturdays is determined by the rest of the week. It’s that Tuesday practice when you have stuff going on. Can you focus in and have your best Tuesday practice? I think the guys have really bought into the preparation process. They’ve had some success and they’re growing in their confidence. The offensive line is taking advantage of the opportunity to lead this football team. They’re taking pride and working to meet our standards. If we can continue to be consistent upfront it’s going to give our playmakers opportunities to make big plays.”

On Trevor Lawrence’s performance:

“There were a few times where Trevor definitely wanted to throw the ball, but he didn’t throw it into coverage. He took what they gave us. He’s a young guy with the weight of the world on his shoulders. He just needs to compartmentalize and not try to do too much. I think he’s starting to get back in his zone and just playing within the system.”

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