Dabo, Meyer say teams are ready for Orange Bowl
MIAMI (WCIV) -- It's bowl game eve for Clemson and Ohio State. Head coaches Dabo Swinney and Urban Meyer didn't exchange jabs at all -- they're good friends and work together in the off-season and say their teams are ready for the big game.
"Going into the season, we were tow of 10 or 11 teams that could be in Pasadena," said Clemson's chief.
"To get there, we need to win this type of game. I'm asked about the season; it's part of the season. We're 12-1. 12-2 is different than 13-1. Winning a BCS bowl is big," said Meyer.
Any coach wants to win a bowl game, but Swinney wants it even more.
Two years ago, he was all smiles and the next night was the complete opposite. Fumbled killed Clemson.
"That ball is 12 ounces of gold. It affects everything. We don't have a huge margin or error for dropping the ball," he said.
Thursday night is all about sleeping and tomorrow Clemson will gather as a team for a movie before the game.
"The move this week is Anchorman 2. I'm kind of looking forward to it, but I've seen it already though," Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd. "One thing about going to the movies with some of the guys is, Gary Peters our cornerback specifically, he asks me so many questions during the movie. You know, like 'Who is that? What does that mean?' You have to watch the trailer and understand the movie and the concepts that come with it."
Looking back at the Capital One Bowl, there's a big decision for Bruce Ellington now. He can choose to go pro or to come back and play football with eligibility. He's a graduate though, but what a performance to leave on.
"I think Bruce can go pro if he wants to. You don't want to go to Europe for basketball, not Russia for hoops. I think he can go pro in football," said Steve Spurrier after the game.
"It's been great. I had a great time here. Ever since I made a decision to go play football, I think it's the right decision. I have no regrets to play both sports, you know," said Ellington. "Having these guys back behind me telling me just go out there and do what you got to do. You know, play as a team. That's what it's all about."
Before the Orange Bowl Friday night, tune in toe ABC News 4 for a bowl special at 7:30 p.m.