Good morning Tiger Nation! Here is the Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Football 20, Miami 28, 2OT: The Tigers blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead and lose to the Hurricanes.
We discuss some of the comments from after the game below.
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Dabo Swinney comments on Clemson Football after the Miami game
Head coach Dabo Swinney met with the media after the loss to Miami. He stated bluntly that Clemson did not do what it needed to do to win.
Swinney apologized to the fans.
"“All I can say is man, I’m sorry to our fans because they certainly deserve better.”"
On the last play of the game, Clemson needed less than a yard to score a touchdown. Instead of giving the ball to running back Will Shipley, Cade Klubnik pulled the ball and tried to run around the edge, but he was snuffed out quickly.
This brought back memories of the Florida State overtime loss when Klubnik threw to a wide receiver instead of handing the ball to Shipley. The criticism in that game was while Klubnik made a mistake, the coaches never should have given him the option to throw the ball.
Swinney confirmed Klubnik did not have the option to run on the final play against Miami.
Defensive end Xavier Thomas did not play yesterday, and Swinney explained that after the game.
Antonio Williams returned from injury but exited before the end of the Miami game. Swinney did not think the two situations were directly related.
Nate Wiggins also returned from injury, and at times it looked like he was not 100% pain free either. Hopefully we will learn more tonight from Coach Swinney.
Clemson now goes on the road to NC State this coming weekend to play the Wolfpack.