Friday Dabo Swinney audio

CLEMSON - Head coach Dabo Swinney talks about Friday's first practice session and looks ahead to Saturday's stadium scrimmage.


"I really like the chemistry of our team. I like how they've worked. We're a week in now. The biggest thing for us, as the installation is slowing down, going back through some things and re-teach some things. That's what tonight is going to be, a teaching practice. There are a lot of mistakes to correct. Hope to get these guys really focused in for the scrimmage tomorrow. I'm really anxious to see them tomorrow, cut it loose and play. Try to stay off the ground as much as we can. Our thud tempo a lot of time, unless we're in a really competitive situation.

"Tomorrow is the first opportunity where we get off the field and they play football, their natural instincts kick in. We'll see tomorrow, how they handle the installation, as far as where we are at this point. I like the chemistry. I like the work ethic. They've got a real humble attitude and spirit to them. I like that. Again, week in, long way to go, but I think we're in pretty good shape right now.

"We've got a couple of guys dinged up [Andre] Branch wasn't able to go today. Yesterday in an inside period, nothing serious. Hopefully, he'll be back tomorrow. If not, he'll be back by Monday. Other than that, we're in pretty good shape, physically, after a week." Top Stories