Bowden's Sunday Teleconference

Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden met with the media Sunday for his weekly teleconference.

BIGGEST CONCERN FROM SATURDAY: Tommy Bowden said Sunday his biggest concern coming out of Saturday's 13-3 loss to Georgia Tech is special teams.

Kicker Mark Buchholz missed four of five field goals and a blocked punt led to the only touchdown of the game by Georgia Tech.

In addition, a fumble on a punt return gave the Yellow Jackets their final field goal of the game in the fourth quarter.

"The No. 1 concern coming out the game is special teams. Then lack of productivity of the offense.

"We didn't play well. It seems like when we had passes open we missed them. When they were thrown properly we dropped them. We didn't function at any position well, top to bottom."

Bowden said the staff would look at all options when it came to using Buchholz considering he's curretly playing two sports (soccer and football).

"Buchholz has missed six kicks the last two games. We've got to sit down and make sure we're handling him right. This is uncharted waters. There's a happy medium, and we can reach it."

"Trevor (Adair) and I will work it out."

EYE ON NEXT WEEK: Virginia Tech improved to 4-1 and 1-0 in the ACC with a 17-10 win over North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.

Freshman QB Tyrod Taylor, who has taken over as the starter after Sean Glennon struggled in the first two games this season was 10-of-19 passing for 66 yards and one interception.

He also rushed 11 times for 11 yards and was sacked on four occasions.

The Hokies will enter Saturday's game ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today/Coaches poll.

Virginia Tech defeated Clemson last season 24-7 in Blacksburg, Va.

QUICK HITS: Clemson fell nine spots in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls to No. 22 after Saturday's loss.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I've got to do a good job to correct the mistakes and keep trying to get better. I also have to keep in perspective it's just one loss, a conference loss but not a division loss." - Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden on Saturday's loss to the Yellow Jackets.

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