Swinney Postgame Press Conference

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Listen to Dabo Swinney's post-game press conference after Clemson's 27-21 win over Boston College.


OPENING COMMENTS: What else can you say. It's just a great great win. I've been hitting that same spot in the tree over and over. About a mentality. About a oneness. About playing 60 minutes and expecting to make a play. These guys learned a great lesson today. Individuals play the game but teams win. We weren't perfect and we made mistakes, obviously. But for these guys to hang in there and win how they won ... I wouldn't have done it either way. To do something that hasn't been done up here since 1958 is a great great feeling. So proud of the seniors because everybody has bought in. We had huge sections of fans here. The fans were awesome. I really appreciate that.

As far as the game ... C.J. Spiller is pretty good. He can take over a ball game at any time. Without him you have to hit a single, bunt him over to second but with C.J. he can hit a home run any time. He was huge. James Davis down the stretch, he just took it over on a couple of those runs against a team that is not easy to run the football on. We made some bone-headed mistakes in the second half that really could have cost us the game. The punt that was blocked. But the thing I'm most proud of is that they didn't quit.

And Aaron Kelly ... here's the guy that dropped the winning touchdown last year and to come up here and catch the winning touchdown. I'm so proud for him.

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