By Katherine Anne.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is excited to see what his team will look like when they open the 2010 campaign Saturday in Death Valley. What is his most memorable opening game?
“That was the Alabama game my sophomore year. All everyone was talking about was if Brett Favre would play. He did play. I will never forget watching him play,” replied Swinney.
Coach Swinney is pleased with the opportunity for the Tigers to open the season on television.
“I am for anything you can do to create exposure for your program. Anything you can do to build your brand early in the season is not a bad thing,” said Swinney.
The Tigers will go into the opener as healthy as they have been in years.
“Brandon is the only one out,” said Swinney.
Dabo is pleased with the rotation on the offensive line going into the season.
“We have a good rotation going right now with the lineman. Phillip Price will play right and left tackle. Price and Thompson will be moving around during the game Saturday,” said Swinney.
Dabo is looking for tempo from his offense and he likes the 40 second clock.
“I use to time the refs and sometimes it would be 15 seconds and sometimes it would be 18. It was never consistent. You have a guaranteed time now with the 40 second clock,” said Swinney.
Clemson hosts North Texas Saturday afternoon at 3:30. The game can be seen on ESPNU.