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  • Translate the following Gene Chizik quote about Saturday's loss to Clemson:

    “I really enjoyed the game. I am speaking not just for me, but for all of the coaches and players. I think we all enjoyed the game. I think that there is a lot of value in playing someone early in the season that is that good. That football team is going to win a lot of games. They are the defending ACC Champions.

    “I think it is a very good for our team to open with a team like that because I think you expose inefficiencies. I think it is glaring. It is a little different if you don’t play that caliber of a team. Then you get exposed the next game. I think it was glaring. I think yesterday as we met as a team, we went through the game and it was very glaring to our team on where the improvements needed to be made. I think there is a lot value in that. Is it more than another team that maybe isn’t as good? I think there is a lot value in getting exposed in areas that really tell you the truth. We got a lot of truths told to us on Saturday night. In the big picture, I think that is a good thing."

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    Tim Matyaszek | Clemson 247Sports | Twitter: @Tim_Matty247

  • "We alll go drunk the night before, all the staff. We new they were going to be good, and just thinkng about it caused us to stay at the hotel bar until 5:00 a.m. They won a championship last year without paying anyone.

    "When we open with someone who is that tough, it shows our bagman how much more money is needed to recruit well. We would rather our boosters know early on how much money our players need, rather than later in the season. We learned a big lesson Saturday night, and it will be a positive for us. We already have money set aside for a few guys that can make plays, so hopefully this won't happen very often."

  • Very odd line of thoughts he had there

    Cory Fravel www.clemson.247sports.com Twitter @CFravel247