Dabo Swinney, Ryan Day

Day vs. Dabo: The second part is almost here.

We are about 36 hours away from Ohio State University, and Clemson kicked off in the last game of the Tigers̵

7; 29-23 Carnival Bowl Championship in 2019.

Before the rematch of the college football playoffs, Ryan Day and Dabo Swinney arrived at the virtual podium on Thursday morning to hold a joint press conference.

A brief summary of the main points the two coaches have to say:

Ryan Day

  • Day said that despite the third defeat since 2016, Day did not provide Ohio with any additional motivation: “In any case, our players are excited about this game. …You are participating in the CFP and fighting for the nation. Champions. We don’t need more motivation than this.”

  • Dai said that the loss to Clemson last year was “fresh in our minds” and was used as a motivation, but he said that this loss was due to the question of the buckeye season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Motivation becomes less important.

  • Dai: “The most inspiring thing for us is that we will have the opportunity to tell a great story.”

  • On a healthy day at Ohio State University, I went all out in the game: “Full effort is a floating goal.” Players who said they will participate in the Northwest game are “working hard to get back into the game… but to say 100%, this year is different. ”

  • Day said that JK Dobbins became a weather vane as early as 2019, so the differences between Master Teague and Trey Sermon are “different.” After two seasons of ups and downs, Day believes that they both have entered the rhythm: “Look at (Trey)’s performance in the last game is really great.”

  • As Svenney ranked Ohio 11th in his coach’s poll, Dai admitted that he was happy that Svenney was not on the college football playoffs off selection committee, but he did not directly answer that Svenney ranked them in the top ten. Outside the name.

  • He believes that winning the line of scrimmage is essential for Ohio State to have a chance to win.

  • Day said that in this daily activity based on daily activities, daily activities become abnormal. Day said that the program was harmed by not being able to “look at others and tell them what will happen next.” He said that they no longer take it for granted, they “have a lot to be thankful for.”

  • The Buckeyes defenders are confident that they have solved the problem since the Indiana game: “This is a big problem. How do you know that you only played six games? The only way to find is to play… Fight against each other in practice every day… There have been great advances in this field, but the real test will be tomorrow.”

  • Days of disadvantage: “Those are the opinions of the people. The important thing is that we go out and play.”

  • Regarding the importance of Justin Fields rebounding and playing an important role in the game against Clemson: “I don’t think we have performed our best as a team…. I’m not sure Justin did, too. But this is the challenge. But this is everyone.” He said it would be a collective effort, but Fields “will definitely play well, he knows.”

Dabo Swinney

  • Sweeney said that Clemson’s motive was “to win as much as to lose.” He said that winning the national championship made it want to go out and win another championship, just like losing in the national championship game against LSU: “Of course we can learn from our memory.”

  • Swinney’s absence in the sugar bowl fight against offensive coordinator Tony Elliott: “Of course we will miss Tony,” but what impact will this have on Clemson? “You can ask me after the game.”

  • Sweeney said Clemson only missed two players who did not participate in the trip, including an entourage and a scholarship player. Clemson and Ohio State University’s status report will not be released until Friday.

  • He said that in the uncertain season, the Tigers were forced to make a lot of adjustments, “but we have found a way to still find happiness on the road.” He said that Clemson “has cultivated more More people”.

  • Clemson’s recruitment has also been “very, very different” this season. Sweeney said that the Tigers will move to campus next week and he has never seen them.

  • CJ Spiller will deal with the reverse rotation problem in the absence of Tony Elliott, while Swinney and assistant coach Brandon Streeter will simultaneously guide the four Shooting guard.

  • Tigers are rarely weak. He said that whether they are likes or losers, they “keep focus as usual.”

  • Regarding Trevor Lawrence: “He is truly unbeatable, that’s for sure. He is the biggest winner I have ever seen. He is 34-1. He is incredible.”