Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson's Swinney Can't Talk About Recovering From A Loss

ATLANTA — Each of the four College Football Playoff coaches was asked to talk about his team's ability to recover from a loss.

Only three had an answer.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney grinned as he was skipped on that question in Thursday's news conference. Top-ranked Clemson (13-0) stands alone as the only undefeated team in the playoff.

The Tigers will face Oklahoma in the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl playoff semifinal. Later that night, Alabama and Michigan State meet in the Cotton Bowl.

Clemson hasn't won a national championship since 1981, so this is the Tigers' chance to end the drought.

Swinney was prepared when asked if the Tigers are ready for the big...