Dabo post-game comments

CLEMSON - Head coach Dabo Swinney discusses Clemson's 41-7 win over Furman.

On today's performance:
"First, I want to give credit to Furman. They took advantage of so many opportunities and really came out to play today.

"We responded and our defense made some great stops and forced some turnovers. More players got some time on the field. We have been making improvements and can apply what we learned, but we are 3-0 and that's right where we want to be."

On the return of Sammy Watkins and his rushing touchdown:
"It was like he just shot out of a cannon. It was a thing of beauty. He is a special player and it doesn't take long to find him on the field. He is electric."

On fan support: "It was a great environment to play in today. Furman brought good fans and even playing against a FCS opponent, we have tremendous fan support."

On the play of quarterback Tajh Boyd:
"He looks like an experienced quarterback, but I would be disappointed if he didn't play as long as he did. He got a lot of playing time last year. The season starts tomorrow. We can't be looking in our rearview mirror. It's all about the next game - and we have a long way to go."

On other players who stood out Saturday:
"Rashard Hall played well, and Tony Steward wanted to play and brought energy to the field. We can grow from there.

"Jaron Brown was clutch in the ball game. He kept drives going and opened up scoring opportunities."

"In the kicking game, not many teams have two punters that can boot it over 50 yards. (Bradley) Pinion is only a freshman, and it will be so good to have him around. We could take 40-yard plays all day long."

On next week's game at Florida State:
"This is going to be big boy football. It's a tough place to go and win. This is an important week for us, and we need to play our best game of the season. It's a big challenge, but I look forward to it. We have good things to improve on before we fly down to Tallahassee."

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