After playing 99 plays on Saturday, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables said he was proud of the way his defense played in the Tigers win over Louisville last Saturday.
“That certainly was not the plan, but anytime you give up five possessions you are going to give somebody more opportunities to snap the ball,” Venables said to the media on Tuesday. “Louisville took all those reps, too. That quarterback (Lamar Jackson) did not sub out with anybody. It’s hard press to argue that. He probably had a harder and more physical challenge than anyone.
“We are real proud of our guys. It was a great challenge. Our guys played all the way to that very last play, to that final whistle, played with incredible effort. Going back and watching after the game, just how hard we competed, you are proud of as much as anything.”