Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney congratulated Wofford for their outstanding effort Saturday in his postgame press conference. Coach Swinney said he was very glad to walk out of the Valley with a win on Saturday.
“First off, I can’t give enough credit to Coach Ayers and his team. I knew this would be a tough, four quarter game and it was. We made some big mistakes on defense that led to three touchdowns for them. Bottom liine — we found a way to win. It’s the second week in a row that we’ve won the second half. Wofford didn’t score a touchdown in the second half. The defense stepped up and the offense finished the game. We have to improve on things and we have better fast in some places. It’s good to get this win and get to 2-0.”
On playing the freshmen
“We made mistakes and guys have to grow up. Today was another learning experience. We had to do better against the option. We got burned on fourth down against the option and the guy ran forever. If you’re going to cover the quarterback, you can’t move to the outside and try to cover the pitch. Things like that have to change. Bottom line — we’re never mad at a win. We’ve played better in games that we’ve lost. We will get better.”
“I thought Tajh played outstanding today. He made a great decision on third down when he threw a great pass to Nuke Hopkins. That was a huge play for us. He knew all the right plays to make today. He also made plays with his legs and has improved since last week. He had a steady game.”
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