Six consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney keeps insisting the best is yet to come.
The fact that the Tigers have signed its best two recruiting classes over the past two cycles means Swinney might be onto something. After the final practice before spring break, the Clemson head coach said he thinks the program has a ton of young, dynamic talent.
“We got a great mix of really dynamic young talent that I think bodes well for us,” Swinney said. “We’ve had two really, really good recruiting classes in a row, that I think are guys that really set us up for a great present and a great future.”
As for the present, Swinney really likes where his team is at as they head into spring break, but at the same time noted there is still a lot of work to be done before his team is game-ready.
“This is a team that I think is made of the right stuff,” Swinney said. “And again, got the right ingredients. We got to put it all together. We can’t overcook it, we can’t undercook it. We got a lot of work to do as coaches, but just the makeup of this team, again the mixture. This will be a little bit more of a veteran team, more of a veteran team than we’ve had probably since that ’18 team.”
Swinney said that this team has been really open to being coached and that he’s happy with the mindset the team has come into the spring with.
“Probably the thing that stands out to me is just the eagerness of this team to be coached,” Swinney said. “And how they’re accepting coaching and just showing up every day. They’ve had a great demeanor to them all along. And just how they’re responding. So I’m encouraged.”