Dec 27, 2018
Good morning from Dallas! We will be doing a Q & A with the Tigers at media day starting at 9am (EST) and 8am local – be sure to submit your questions with the hashtag ▶️ #AskTheTigers— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 27, 2018
Good morning from Dallas! We will be doing a Q & A with the Tigers at media day starting at 9am (EST) and 8am local – be sure to submit your questions with the hashtag ▶️ #AskTheTigers
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 27, 2018
Q: Coach, it’s old hat for you guys to show up and do these things now. Can you talk about the preparation you guys are going through? Has anything changed? Is it just the same ‘ol, same ‘ol, day of the week, name of the week kind of thing?
COACH SWINNEY: Well, the timing changed. Dealing with Christmas, that’s been a little different. And as far as the — again, just moving the game up, that’s changed a little bit of the length of time to prep by a couple days. So that’s really the biggest change, is just kind of managing Christmas this time as opposed to the last few times that we’ve been in this game.
But it’s been fun. It really has. It’s been a great experience. I really have enjoyed all of it, honestly. And I’ve been very intentional with that, to just truly enjoy the journey. I’ve tried to challenge our guys. And just all of it, the preparation, our meetings, our practices, just spending time with these guys because we know we’re not going to have much longer with this group.
Hopefully it goes our way Saturday night, but this could be our last time together with these guys. Hopefully we can earn one more game. But this has been an incredibly special group of young people to be around and just the daily grind of hanging with these guys and watching them all season has been just a real joy. So our prep has been really good in Clemson.
It has been really good here. The Cotton Bowl folks have been amazing. They’ve just made this such an easy experience for us. They have taken great care of us from the transportation, the police escorts, just being able to get to and from practice, to be able to stay on schedule with our itinerary. All those things have been really, really good. And to be able to practice here, I mean, this has been amazing because this is very different obviously. So to get acclimated to it I think has been a positive for our guys. But overall, great experience.