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Closing Words: Dabo Swinney wraps up Clemson's Fall Camp

August 18, 2020
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The No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers wrapped up fall camp as the prepare for the 2020 season and will soon turn their attention to the season opener at Wake Forest.

Here are a few quick notes along with the entire video posted above.

- Today was all about creating situations, trying to be efficient on first down. Second and long, play third down, then we did some third-and-long, thrid-and-three late-game scenarios etc.

- Good work, but more of a controlled scrimmage today.

- We’ve been building to this, the guys start school tomorrow. We have an academic meeting in a little bit.

- We’ve still got work to do on Clemson. That’s what next week will be about. We will have our last scrimmage next Wednesday. 

- Both Frank Ladson and Joseph Ngata are back at practice. 

- Amari [Rodgers] had a great day today.

- On Joe Ngata: 

"Yeah, he's [Ngata’s] been back. He's been back for a while. But he had to go through the acclimatization as fas Frank [Ladson]. So Joseph will actually be on Thursday, I think he's going to be in green. And then he should be full go on Monday."

- On planning with the updated schedules:

"I feel like I've got my Ph.D. and planning. I did three schedules because I didn't know when we were going to start for the longest. Then I didn't know if our first game was going to be the 12th, the 10th, or the 7th. So I did three different practice plans, three different calendars. Of course, the original calendar ripped it up.”
“So it's been very different. Very, very different. Last year, for example, we started school on Wednesday and we played 10 days later. So this year we're breaking camp and start school tomorrow, we still have three and a half weeks. So it's, it's good, we've got a great plan. I'm thankful we have that time because we're not where we need to be. So I tweaked our camp to reflect where we are and what we've had to deal with."

On D.J. Uiagalelei and Taisun Phommachanh:

"It's looking great because we got two excellent prospects right there. Taisun has been here a year and he's got a little bit more of a developmental guy from where he started. But man, he's made huge strides in a year very talented."
"They're different. They're similar in some regards, and they're different as well."
"D.J. is as advertised. He's just a very, very gifted player. He's 250 pounds, he's just not a typical freshman coming in here. He has just really picked things up quickly. It's a heck of competition and a great battle and they're both doing some really good things."

 

 

 

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