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Swinney Talks Clemson On Eve Of Orange Bowl

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Dabo Swinney met with the media Thursday morning for the final time prior to Friday night's Orange Bowl. Dabo Swinney met with the media Thursday morning for the final time prior to Friday night's Orange Bowl.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney met with the media Thursday morning for the final time prior to Friday night's Orange Bowl showdown with Ohio State.

"Every coach and player in the country wants to be in Miami and play in the Orange Bowl. And we're here," said Swinney according to Clemson Athletic Department reports on Twitter. "We're nationally relevant. When people see that paw, we want people to know what that means."

The Tigers and Buckeyes meet for the first time since the 1978 Gator Bowl Friday night at Sun Life Stadium near Miami starting at 8:30 p.m.

Clemson had their final practice for the game on Wednesday which was also the last practice for 19 departing seniors.

The Tigers last played in the Orange Bowl in 2012 when they lost in a 70-33 rout against West Virginia.   

"When we left the Orange Bowl two years ago after a tough night against West Virginia I told that group it had been 30 years since Clemson had played in the Orange Bowl. I told them it would not take another 30 years," said Swinney according to Clemson Athletics.

"This class has been the nucleus that has brought us back just two years later."

The weather forecast for Friday calls for partly cloudy skies with an afternoon high of 73 degrees.

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