Dabo discusses Saturday's scrimmage

CLEMSON - Head coach Dabo Swinney discusses Saturday's scrimmage in this video report.

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"From my perspective I thought it was a good scrimmage. We accomplished some of our objectives going into it. I don't think anybody got hurt which is good for our first real last live day. The biggest thing for me coming into it was seeing some depth emerge and seeing some guys step forward. We did all 2's versus 1's. When you put a guy out there the other team doesn't call a timeout to put their subs in there. So I thought we got some things accomplished. "Defensively we responded from Wednesday. It's one of those days as a head coach where you walk off and say, 'OK that was pretty good.' Neither side really dominated. The swarm defense did much better. They really stepped up and played with some pride and did some good things.

"Continue to be impressed with our kicking game. We've worked really hard on that. Coach Pearman has done a good job with that group. Catanzaro has had an excellent camp. He was 6 for 6 today. I think he's about 85 percent. I think he's kicked over 50 kicks in camp and he's at 84 or 85 percent. Ammon [Lakip] is somewhere is about 78 percent. He's also had a good camp. So pleased with what we've gotten accomplished in the kicking game. Fajgenbaum has also done an excellent job snapping for us. I feel confident in him going into the season.

"We didn't have a lot of penalties. We did have a couple I'd say that were mental penalties and that's something we have to improve on. But after two weeks of camp and a lot of work, I like where we are as a team. We now really need to start to dial these guys in mentally. We'll study this film extensively today and meet with the team tonight and really start to make some decisions on how we go into this thing. We might be two or three games before we get some spots settled. But we have to start getting ready this week with some things we may see during the season. We want to make sure we expose our guys to that. Probably more defensively that offensively and then turn the page to Troy.

"We have to start look forward to a tough opener. The guys are excited to start looking at somebody else. The biggest thing for us as a coaching staff is to start to pull back a little bit because we have been go, go, go, go. Next couple of days will be about getting these guys light on their feet again because we have some guys that are banged up."

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