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Bowl Quotes: Clemson Players

Jan. 2, 2004

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Chick-fil-A PEACH BOWL Friday, January 2, 2004 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Clemson Players’ Quotes: Charlie Whitehurst – “This was a great team win. The offense won the game in the first half and the defense won the game in the second half.

“This is a terrific win for our program. Tennessee was a top 10 team, our second top 10 win in the last four games. We did something only the National Championship team did at Clemson. It has been a great season.

“You can’t say enough about the job Chad Jasmin did. A senior in his last game, he ran so hard at the end of this season. He was a difference maker.

LeRoy Hill – – “We are a team that likes to play defense against a I-back team. It is just easier for us because we are an aggressive attacking defense. The teams with misdirection give us the problems. I said earlier in the week that Tennessee reminds me of Florida State because of the way they play offense.

“It feels good to be on top in this game. We played hard, we practiced hard.

“Coach Lovett made some adjustments at halftime and it made a difference. They came out in some different formations that gave us problems in the first half. But, we made them one dimensional. They like to run the ball more and we took that away from them.

Chad Jasmin – “This is a great way to end my career. It really is a dream to get my first 100 yard game in my last game. But, it was a team effort all the way. What a job by our defense in the second half.

“I was confident we could run on them. Our line has really improved over the course of the season.

“I sure feel good about the state of this program as I leave. We beat the number-six team in the nation. Tennessee is an outstanding team, one of the best defenses in the nation and we got the job done. It is a great feeling as I walk out after my last college game.