AUDIO: Dabo, Parker, Spiller, Hall

CLEMSON - Listen to Dabo Swinney and Saturday's standout performers dicuss the win over FSU.

Dabo Swinney: (13:01)

OVERALL THOUGHTS: "Well, I'm very proud of our players. I really appreciate our fans tonight. Our fans deserve this win, our players deserve this win, and the administration deserves this win. Championship teams find a way to win games, and that's what we've been teaching these guys. And they found a way to win, despite many obstacles. This team rose up in the fourth quarter and refused to lose.

"You have to believe to be a champion, and these guys believed tonight. I'm proud of the seniors. They stepped up as leaders tonight. Durrell Barry caught a pass that was a critical momentum-changer for us. The defense produced five turnovers, which was great. And C.J. Spiller and Jacoby Ford are now the all-time all-purpose duo in NCAA history. Overall, these guys stepped up, made adjustments, and got the win.

"Were happy, but we're not satisfied. We still have more games to play, so we still have to go back to work and get ready for the NC State game next week. We've come far, but we still have a ways to go."

ON THE FOURTH QUARTER: "We've taught these guys to be a lot tougher. They are mentally and physically tougher than they were in the beginning of the season. During the fourth quarter, we used a lot of mental toughness to overcome the pressures of the game. We made mistakes, but we did capitalize on critical moments, and took the momentum in the fourth quarter."

ON THE PLAY OF THE DEFENSE: "We couldn't stop them in the first half. We came in at halftime and made good adjustments, and these guys executed. Florida State throws the ball well, and I'm proud of our secondary's efforts tonight. Chris Chancellor went out of the game due to a leg injury, and Byron Maxwell, Xavier Brewer, and Coty Sensabaugh stepped up and got the job done. Overall, I'm really proud of the defensive efforts from our guys."

ON THE ATMOSPHERE: "The atmosphere was great tonight. The fans really had the stadium rockin'. I'm happy for our fans, because they deserve this win. They really came out tonight and have been supporting this team all season."

Kyle Parker: (1:48)
"Everyone is playing better in the system. We're getting used to what plays were getting called. We're getting used to executing together and getting on the same page. We scored three touchdowns and had two takeaways in the fourth quarter, and that was the difference in the game. I don't know what it was, I don't know what we did differently, but it just worked for us."

C.J. Spiller: (2:18)

DeAndre McDaniel: (2:03)

Rashard Hall: (1:01)


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