By PETE IACOBELLIAP Sports Writer
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is focused on getting his 13th-ranked Tigers ready for the postseason after another disappointing end to the regular season - something he's knows all too well with his team's five-game losing streak to No. South Carolina in season finales.
Swinney has had some solid results picking up his team in recent years.
In 2011, the Tigers followed a loss to the Gamecocks with a victory over Virginia Tech to win the school's first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years. A season ago, Clemson rebounded from a South Carolina loss with a memorable, 25-24 comeback to topple LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
Swinney expects his players' pride t once again to rise to the forefront this postseason following Saturday night's 31-17 defeat in the rivalry game.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.