Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele spoke after Saturday’s Orange White game about what his defense accomplished this spring.
“The goal going into the spring was to get the whole group to gain as much knowledge of the system as we possibly could. We have some guys returning that know what they are doing. The focus was really on that next level of guys trying to geth them up their with their football IQ. We made progress in a big way,” said Steele.
“The other big thing was to get those guys that were going to have to fill in so we could get that group of 16 to 18 guys that we feel like have to be starters. Everybody talks about 11 starters, but to be able to win you really have to have 15 to 16 starters. We haven’t accomplished that yet. We will need the two-a-days to accomplish that. We need to be better with our tackling. The worst play out there today we had three guys miss a tackle and two of the guys played a whole bunch of football over the last two years,” said Steele.
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