Sunday Dabo Swinney teleconference

Just over a day after the 30-21 loss to No. 16 Miami, head coach Dabo Swinney said change is coming at the wide receiver position.

Repetitions will be redistributed as Clemson prepares for this Saturday's game versus North Carolina.

During Sunday's teleconference, Swinney specifically mentioned Jaron Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, Bryce McNeal and Marquan Jones when asked if any changes would be made at the position.

"Nuke, Jaron and Bryce McNeal, I think, deserve a little more opportunity," Swinney said. "Marquan has been pretty steady for us. The main thing is, when it's a competitive situation, you've got to take advantage of the opportunities.

"I just think that we've got to make sure we've got a few guys getting some more touches than they've been getting."

Personnel changes outside of the wide receiver position aren't expected. But Swinney did add that the coaching staff could improve in substitutions.

"It's something I've got to do a better job of—managing our personnel," he said. "We've got some guys playing a lot of snaps with good backups we can sub in there."

That doesn't include Kyle Parker, who completed 5 of 17 passes in the first half against Miami.

"He hasn't had many bad ones. Yesterday was just not a good half for him," Swinney said. "The second half was better for him. We had a chance to win the game. We just didn't get it done."

Had Parker's play in the first half carried over to the second, Tajh Boyd would have seen the field.

"[Parker] came out humming in the third quarter. He played well," Swinney said. "He put the first deep ball on the money. He responded well to the halftime. I thought our team did."

Turnovers plagued the Tigers. Six turnovers were committed—three interceptions and three fumbles.

"I never in a million years saw six turnovers coming. Three fumbles and three picks," Swinney said. "A couple of them weren't really bad interceptions. Two of them were kind of freaky. The fumbles, we've got to take care of the ball."

Three "busted coverages" by the Clemson secondary led to three Jacory Harris touchdown passes in the second quarter.

"The first two touchdowns were the same play. We just busted it. We've got to get it fixed," Swinney said. "When I say busted, it's really more about what our eyes are doing."

Swinney said, "We're a talented team, but not a good team. We're doing some things to beat ourselves. If we stop our self-inflicted wounds, we've got a chance to be a good team."

Clemson is 2-2 after dropping consecutive games to ranked teams. The Tigers hit the road next weekend on a trip to Chapel Hill. Clemson will play North Carolina (2-2 overall, 0-1 ACC) at Keenan Stadium with a 3:30 kickoff on ABC/ESPN.

"[We] certainly had an opportunity to win both games," Swinney said about the losses to Auburn and Miami. "We've got to get back to work. The good thing is, our mistakes are correctable. It's not like we've got a situation where we're not physically capable."

Effort and enthusiasm never wavered at any point during the loss to Miami.

"I saw no quit. I saw guys playing hard. I saw guys cutting it loose for four quarters," he said. "As long as we've got those things, we've got talent. If we stay the course, we're going to win some games and become the team we're capable of being. I feel confident with that. We've got a big test this week to try and go get back on track in conference play." Top Stories