Napier: Turnovers Difference in Game

Napier: Turnovers Difference in Game

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Napier: Turnovers Difference in Game

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Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier said the six turnovers doomed the Tigers against Miami.

“We turned the ball over six times, two of them on the short side of the field.  That was the difference in the game.  One in particular right before the half.  We have got to be a little bit smarter and we have to coach them better,” said Napier.

Did Kyle start pressing in the second quarter, especially when he missed Allen?

“I think he would tell you that he just missed the guy.  You can talk to him more about that, but I think he will tell you he has to make that throw.  That combined with the interception.  Ultimately that impacted the game a lot right before the half.  I have to do a better job of coaching.  We will live and learn from that and hopefully not make that same mistake twice,” replied Napier.

Was the lack of success of the receivers on their part, Kyle or both?

“I think overall it is probably a combination of both of those.  I don’t think Kyle played well and he is going to tell you the same thing in the first half.  We didn’t put too many drives together and we also turned the ball over on the short side of the field.  One was a tipped pass but the other one was a bad decision.  We have to coach better and we have to play better.  No matter who you play if you turn the ball over like that you aren’t going to have much of a chance to win.  That is a good football team over there.  Those two together and we lost the game,” replied Napier.

How big of an issue were the drops?

“It is just lack of execution.  Guys get opportunities and they have to go attack the ball and make plays.  I think we can do a better job of giving them opportunities.  I think overall everybody can do their job better.  That is the message I am going to say and that includes myself.  I can do my job better,” replied Napier.

Watch coach Napier discuss the loss to Miami.

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