He expects to have SAM linebacker Scotty Cooper back on the field Saturday after missing two games because of the concussion he suffered at Maryland. Tight end Michael Palmer will likely sit because of his concussion last weekend at Miami. He could dress for emergency use as the snapper since he's the back up long snapper.
Though he's not heading into Saturday's game saying it's going to be a blow out, Swinney hopes the team shows up and plays with a good effort.
"We're just really going to focus on us. We'll react to the scoreboard as whatever happens," he said.
That includes how much C.J. Spiller will play.
Swinney said he didn't go into the games against Boston College and Wake Forest with an idea of how long Spiller would play.
"I don't know how much (Spiller) will play. I hope he doesn't play much at all," Swinney said. "It would be an ideal situation for me. That means things went really well in the ball game."
Although there have been instances of FCS teams have giving FBS teams trouble over the past few years, Swinney hasn't sat his team down and warned them overlooking an opponent from a lower division.
"It doesn't matter who we play. It should not matter who we play, or where we play or the uniform or the logo--none of that should matter," he said. "Let's just focus on ourselves, execute and see what the scoreboard says."
Assuming the scoreboard looks as expected on Saturday, Swinney hopes it's a good afternoon for reserve receivers, namely Jaron Brown and Brandon Clear.
"I'm hoping that 81 and 85, in particular can emerge in second half of the season with some opportunities," Swinney said.
He also has hopes to play Willy Korn and Michael Wade at quarterback too.
"I'd like to give Mike Wade the opportunity to play, if we get the opportunity," Swinney said.
Wednesday practice report
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