As the Tigers wrapped Wednesday's practice, they gathered in the Clemson Indoor Practice Facility to watch what sounded like a short "pump-up" football video.
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Asked what exactly they watched, Swinney played coy.
"It was a horror movie. Just a little game prep stuff," the Tigers coach said.
After the last post-practice media session last week, Swinney said it "stunk," but he's feeling better with one practice to go before Georgia.
"It's been good," Swinney said. "Today was a good hot day. I thought that mentally they got a little fatigued but did pick it up and finish pretty good. Kind of what I was hoping for today. Really pushed them."
"We'll take the pads off tomorrow and really back them off. Part of the mental fatigue - it's just been so long preparing. They're ready to go and see what they can do on gameday. It's still a process to get them ready. Every day counts, every drill and every minute that we have to prepare them. It's been a solid week."
Months of prep work for Georgia is all boiling down to the next three days.
"(Thursday) will be a pretty big day," said Swinney. "It's when we put it all together from a team standpoint. There will be important meetings and then we'll have our normal game prep on Friday and be ready to play."
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Though often touting each week's foe as the "nameless, faceless opponent," a date with No. 5 Georgia carries obvious meaning, but winning the opener is the key.
"They're all big, but this one is unusual because I don't there's been two top-10 teams in an opener at Clemson," Swinney said. "It's big from that standpoint. It's GameDay and Clemson-Georgia. All of those things have added some spice to it. The opener is always big. You've been practicing forever and you want to get off to a good start. You want to put your best foot forward."
Injury update (as in no update): As Swinney said Wednesday morning, freshman tight end Jordan Leggett's status is more of an emergency option against Georgia, but he did add that Leggett "could play if needed."