Dabo Swinney talks Mike Williams injury, Deshaun Watson and more

Clemson had no trouble holding off Wofford in its season-opening win Saturday afternoon, 49-10.

After the victory, head coach Dabo Swinney spoke with the media.

On Mike Williams’ injury:

On Deshaun Watson’s play:

On the crowd:

“First, I want to thank the fans. I have never seen the traffic backed up to the Pendleton Square, ever,” said Sweeney, via team-issued quotes. “The environment was just incredible for us today, and it gave me a great opportunity to talk to our team in pregame about ‘best is the standard.’ They’re not here to see the other team play, they’re here to see the Tigers, and I just appreciate that support. The energy was awesome and it was a really clean game.”

On the team’s run defense:

“Last time we played these guys (in 2011), we know what type of game that was. Wofford, with this group, averaged 297 rushing yards a game last season. To hold them to 123 yards on 44 carries is great preparation and guys knowing what they’re doing, and there’s no question it starts with that first group.”


On his freshmen getting some run:

“I don’t care what type of player you are, until you experience this environment a little bit it can be a really difficult to prepare for. And that was the best part of the day.”

Clemson faces off against Appalachian State Saturday, September 12.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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