Created: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:12:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:14:20 EST
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has played and coached in numerous openers and says he'll treat Saturday night's game with No. 5 Georgia as just the latest one, nothing more and nothing less.
But that's difficult when top-10 teams meet to kick off the season.
Still, Swinney says his eighth-ranked Tigers can't get too caught up in what happens against the Bulldogs at Death Valley. It's a long season and even a defeat won't derail Clemson from its championship goals.
Swinney's not completely dumbing down one of the biggest opening games in school history.
ESPN's ``College GameDay'' will be on campus for the first time in seven years and Swinney understands a win would set Clemson up well for a title run in the Atlantic Coast Conference anda national championship.