Clemson notes: Dabo Swinney doesn’t anticipate staff changes

CLEMSON – Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Friday he does not expect any staff changes prior to the Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl or in the offseason.

“I anticipate all of our staff being here,” Dabo said.

Swinney was asked about reports that have connected offensive coordinator Chad Morris to head coaching opportunities.

ESPN reported Morris would interview for the South Florida vacancy on Friday but Morris told the Post and Courier on Thursday night that the report was false.

Swinney said both coordinators were on campus Friday. Morris will be at the team’s first bowl practice on Saturday.

Swinney said he wouldn’t comment on “rumors” only coaching “transactions.”

“When guys have chances to further enhance their careers I have no problems with that,” Swinney said.

Injury update: Swinney said starting cornerback Darius Robinson (leg) will not play vs. LSU but he hopes fellow starting CB Bashaud Breeland (groin) is able to play.

Tajh likes LSU:

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd’s initial reaction when he learned Clemson was playing LSU?

“I smiled,” Boyd said. “(A win) would be a program booster. You couldn’t ask for a better opponent.”

New home:

Clemson expects to begin practicing in its completed indoor facility during bowl practice.

Swinney said the facility is a “game changer” for recruiting purposes and thinks it will give his players added “swagger.”

Any regrets?

Boyd was asked if there was anything he regretted about the loss to South Carolina. Boyd said he wished he would have done a better job creating energy on the sideline. He felt the Gamecocks entered the fourth quarter more energized.

“Those guys were jumping up and down,” Boyd said. “It’s technique and physicality but it’s also emotion. You have to play calm but you have to play with an edge.”

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