For the first time since the week of the ACC Championship, Clemson held a full-squad workout.
The second-ranked Tigers worked out inside the indoor facility Wednesday afternoon in preparations for the Dec. 29 Cotton Bowl where they will meet Notre Dame with the winner advancing to the national championship game.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney says he has had more time to prepare for Notre Dame because of the long recruiting flights.
“I have had a lot of plane time,” Swinney said Wednesday following a short practice.
“I have had a lot of long legs, so I have had a lot of time. Usually, my plane time is up and down and in and out and it is kind of hard to get situated. But I have had a lot time.”
Wednesday's workout was geared towards knocking the rust off after a 10-day break. Going forward, Swinney knows what he wants bowl practice to produce.
"Fundamentals, techniques, physicality and intelligence is what wins," Swinney said.
"Because these are four really good teams and it's usuall three or four plays that make a difference in these type of games. So you've got to play well, you've got to prepare well. For us, it's having the right balance, getting our opponent prep, but also really sharpening ourselves up from a fundamental, technique standpoint. And then it's a long time from a physicality standpoint, so you've got to make sur you get a mixture of good on good."