Tale of Two Tigers

BY foxsports • September 17, 2010

By: Roy Philpott/CUTigers.com
September 17, 2010


Entering Dabo Swinney's second full season as Clemson's head coach and coming off a year in which the Tigers won their first ever Atlantic Division championship, expectations are high.

And without question, those expectations will be challenged in every way imaginable Saturday night when Clemson travels to face No. 15 Auburn in front of a national television audience at 7 PM.

"With Game Day and all that stuff, they will be jacked up and ready to play," Swinney said this week. "We are just trying to be a good team and improve. If you are going to be a good team - you have to win at home, dominate the teams you are supposed to dominate and win on the road in a tough environment. We have to have a great week of preparation.

"The only way you can win on the road in a tough environment is through preparation."

Preparing for Auburn QB Cam Newton has been front and center of Clemson's focus this week in practice, but there are other aspects of the Tigers from The Plains that have the attention of ACC Tigers' defense.

"There are 11 guys on each side of the football. You have to be able to read your keys,

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