If Dabo Swinney has the opportunity, he'll undoubtedly give Tajh Boyd a fitting curtain call in his final Death Valley appearance on Saturday.
But if Boyd's contributions are needed to secure a victory over The Citadel, he'll be in the game until the bitter end.
"We're going to do whatever we have to do to win," said Swinney during a teleconference on Monday. "Tajh is fine. He wanted to come back in (against Georgia Tech). Winning this game is our only focus. If we need to play Tajh for four quarters, that's what we'll do. Hopefully we can play well and can get some of those other guys in there. But who knows?"
Boyd sat out the final quarter against Georgia Tech after suffering a bruised AC joint in his left shoulder when he was tackled on a run. He was x-rayed in the locker room and returned to the sideline, where he warmed up in hopes of returning to the game.
But with the Tigers in control, Cole Stoudt and Chad Kelly finished off the job.
"Everybody has bumps and bruises," said Swinney. "But as far as whether he can go and play four quarters of football, absolutely."
Looking back at the Tigers' 55-31 victory, Swinney said he was pleased with all aspects of the team's performance.
"It was just a great, complete-team win," he said. "I really liked the way our team played with a hard edge all night, and was very physical and very focused. It was good to see us get our running game going, and to limit their success on the ground.
"Offensively, I think we're just continuing to get better. There were a lot of big plays made and a lot of good decisions made. We were consistent in a lot of areas.
"Defensively, it was a solid performance all the way around, with the exception of a couple of big plays."
Player of the game honors went to wide receiver Martavis Bryant on offense, linebacker Quandon Christian on defense, and T.J. Green on special teams.
"I just like where we are right now," Swinney said. "It seems like we're playing our best football, which is where we need to be. We just need to continue to build our momentum and confidence and play with a physical mentality. That's what it's going to take for us to finish out the season the way we want."
Swinney said the Clemson defense will benefit from some carryover as it prepares for its second straight triple-option offense.
"It's unique that that's the way the schedule worked out," he said. "There will certainly be a lot of carryover for us. But every game is different, and you have go and play at a high level every week, with consistency and focus. We had great preparation last week."
Swinney expressed confidence that the Tigers will keep their minds on this week's business, and not look ahead to the following week's showdown with South Carolina.
"It's an emotional week when you know your seniors are playing their last home game ever in Death Valley," Swinney said. "This has been a really special group that has done a lot of great things here. For them to have a chance to close out their careers with a 10th win for the third year in a row would be a great accomplishment.
"Every game you're capable of losing. If we lose this game, then we've got bigger issues than the next one. That's just the way it is. This is the biggest game of the year. These guys want to finish on a very positive note and have the best possible post-season opportunity that we can have. The way you accomplish that is to stay focused on the task at hand, and the task at hand is The Citadel."