Steele: "We didn't look sharp"

Steele: "We didn't look sharp"


Steele: "We didn't look sharp"


Clemson defensive coordinator spoke with the media following Saturday’s victory over North Texas.  Steele knew his defense could play much better after giving up 462 yards to the Mean Green.

“We didn’t look crisp with our tackling.  We didn’t look sharp.  It was very costly.  Third down coversions, well if you look at it we  were 11-22.  That’s bad.  That is not good.  You need to be in that 70 percentile.  You have to get off the field.  When you don’t it is hard,” said Steele.

Big running plays really hurt the Tigers.

“We can’t give up a 22, 21 and 17 yard run and keep anybody’s rushing numbers very low,” said Steele.

Coach Steele credited the North Texas staff with coming up with a great game plan.

“There was some interesting stuff out there.  My hat if off to them.  Theyhad a pretty good game plan,” said Steele.

Coach Steele says his team will improve as they move forward.

“”We will go in there and watch it and improve.  It is all about here is where you are and here is where you got to go.  We have good players and they will work hard.  We just have to recapture that dominance and the dominate spirit,” said Steele.

Coach Steele said he kept the Clemson defense very basic for  the game.

“Yes we were very, very simple,” said Steele.



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