Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Updates Injuries, Development of Several Tigers

Dabo Swinney still doesn’t know if two of his key starters will be in action Saturday when Clemson takes on Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. 

The Tigers’ head coach said receiver Antonio Williams (ankle) and cornerback Nate Wiggins (lower leg) are practicing but their status for the game is up in the air. 

“They’re better,” Swinney said Wednesday. “They are day-to-day with their type of injuries, but they’re improving every day.” 

Williams has missed the last two games. Wiggins sat out at Syracuse after he was hurt the week before against FSU.

It’ll be a game-time decision for both players, it appears. 

Here’s what else Swinney had to say about several of his players and their development so far this season:

  • On freshman DT Peter Woods: “He’s learning how to take on these big double teams. He’s learned a lot but the biggest thing is just seeing him settle into college football.”
  • On DeMonte Capehart: “He’s a different guy. He’s a big, big body. His effort is great. His understanding of the game is at an all-time high. He’s healthy and he’s learned how to take care of his body.”
  • On transfer portal change from 60 to 45 days: “Data is driving it. Most kids are in the first few days. They found a happy medium.”
  • On freshman S Khalil Barnes: “He was a really good two-way player in high school. He’s what we thought he’d be. He’s already a leader on the team. It just comes natural to him.”
  • On the offensive success on third downs: “I think it says a lot about our offensive line.”
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