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Clemson vs. Duke Post-Game Quotes

Nov. 15, 2008

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Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney

“I am proud of the guys today. We played a complete game and the guys got to taste what it is like when all three phases of the game are successful. We played hard, had no turnovers, and great things happened.”

“I’m very proud of Aaron Kelly. He is a great kid. I am glad he got to break the record at home”

“Spiller broke the receiving record this week after tying it a couple weeks ago at Boston College. I am proud of him and glad he set a long-standing Clemson record.”

“James Davis ran his tail off today. He set the tempo early in the first quarter and ran hard all day long. He finished north-south all day long.”

“I was very proud of the play in the trenches today. The offensive line protected well. We challenged the defensive line earlier this week to respond to the challenge and they came out and dominated the line of scrimmage and brought great pressure.”

“Today was a great win at home in front of these fans. These fans are All In and have not quit on this team. We challenged the team to play with a passion for them.”

Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe

On the defense: “I knew going in that Clemson had weapons. I told the team Thursday night that our biggest issue was going to be to prevent big plays. They got the big plays. I think our defense got tired. We kept them on the field a lot. I told the team that the team that has the most first downs was going to win. That would be the offense that was staying on the field and keeping their defense fresh. Obviously, we had a tough time doing that.”

On injuries: “We have a lot of people banged up. That’s probably my biggest concern coming out of this game. I told all of them that were hurt that they will have to go to the training room to get evaluated. We’ve got to get some people ready and find out who will be able to play next week.”

On game: “We didn’t play very well as a team. We didn’t look well on the field. I didn’t have us ready to play. We didn’t play at a very high level period.”