Swinney Believes In Players, Coaches

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ Each time Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thinks

he has solved a problem keeping the Tigers from winning, another

one pops up.

In a loss to Auburn, offensive communication stalled Clemson

after it took a 17-0 lead. Against Miami, the Tigers kept in touch

better, but allowed too many big plays and turned the ball over six


Against North Carolina, Clemson only allowed two plays over 20

yards and had no turnovers. But nine penalties for 81 yards _ the

most since Swinney took over two years ago _ doomed the Tigers to

another 2-3 start.

Swinney says Clemson hasn’t lost hope. But he says the Tigers

know they need to beat a Maryland team that has won three of the

last four against the Tigers to get back on track.