Live updates in the comments below, from Dabo Swinney’s first press conference since the firing of Brandon Streeter, as well as the first media availability of new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley.
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We are currently awaiting head coach Dabo Swinney and new OC Garrett Riley.
Dabo opens talking about the 23 signing class…says that every signing class he has had has won a championship
Adds that they hit all of their needs and got a bunch of skill
Dabo: Literally since the arrival of Garrett Riley he has been on the road
Swinney says that under Streeter the Tigers “absolutely got better” and that it is always tough, but it was the right time.
Dabo Swinney takes time to recognize Brandon Streeter and what he did for the program. Talks about Streeter’s class and how the former OC handled himself while with the Tigers.
Dabo on Riley: He is one of the bright young minds, a great fit for us and a great fit for me…I have no doubt he is going to make us better offensively
Riley says that Mike Leach is the reason that he is in coaching
Riley says that TEs are mismatch problems
Dabo on the change: Sometimes you have change that happens, sometimes you create change…I felt like this was the change that was needed for our players.
Dabo: 34 first downs, 101 plays…you have to score more…that weighed heavily on me.
Dabo says that his involvement in the offense will be the same as it has been for 14 years
Riley on his offfense: Going to be violent and fast