Found September 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson's Dabo Swinney said if he were a casual college football fan, he'd pick No. 4 Florida State to beat the 10th-ranked Tigers, too. Swinney said Tuesday there are few teams in the nation, other than maybe No. 1 Alabama or No. 2 LSU, who'd be favored to beat the Seminoles on their home turf this season. The Tigers enter their first Atlantic Coast Conference game as a two-touchdown underdog to Florida State (3-0, 1-0 ACC). Swinney doesn't see it as a lack of respect, but a common-sense assessment of the season. Swinney said the defending ACC champions aren't that great a team yet despite their second straight 3-0 start. That doesn't mean Swinney is selling his team short. "I'm not on the outside, I'm on the inside and I like where I'm at," he said. At least offensively. The Tigers high-flying attack has picked up where it left off a season ago when it set school bests with 6,171 yards and 470 points. Clemso...
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