Watch Clemson head coach Brad Brownell discuss Tuesday night’s loss to Michigan.
“We lacked some spark and energy early in the game. Our defense didn’t have the kind of pressure that we have had earlier this season. The way
Michigan runs their offense puts you on your heels, and I attribute that to our slow start. We didn’t make shots, but then we did make a few
adjustments. We could never get that big shot to go.
“We didn’t make shots. Some of that was Michigan’s defense. What was more troubling to me was our defense. We didn’t handle their offense well.
They got very comfortable and made shots.
“We didn’t do enough in the first half defensively to give ourselves a shot in the game. We played better in the second half, but you have to
play really well to come back from being down 16. When we made a mistake defensively, they took advantage and finished.
“Milton (Jennings) wasn’t as good as he’s been of late. And he could have played defense a little better. So we had to start playing guys like
Tanner (Smith) and Noel (Johnson) to force something and try to overcome it. We are not going to play that way very much, but Michigan was packing
it in defensively.
“Michigan made shots when they were open. If we were a step behind, they always finished.”