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Streeter thinks ‘confidence is the name of the game’ for Clemson’s offense

Aralynn Minnick, Asst. Photo Editor

Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter speaks to the media following a team scrimmage on Aug. 15, 2022.

Heading into Clemson’s week three matchup with against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter spoke to the media on Monday and gave insight into the Tigers’ offensive progression.
After an up-and-down first two weeks, Streeter acknowledged the importance of a good mentality on offense.
“Confidence is the name of the game,” Streeter said. “Whether you are playing a position or the whole offense in general, anytime you can gain confidence, you are going to play much better, and you are going to be able to execute much better.”
Streeter drove home the emphasis that his offense needs confidence, confidence and more confidence this season.
It’s that confidence that he believes contributed to the hot start on offense last Saturday against Furman and can contribute to an entire game of productivity.
“It was really great to see us come out fast on Saturday,” Streeter said. “Really takeover how we left off against Georgia Tech. We didn’t come out fast against Georgia Tech, but we finished strong. We started fast against Furman, and that was a really good sign. We just have to put all four quarters together now and play some complimentary football with our defense and our special teams.”
Streeter is less concerned about the external noise surrounding his offense than he is about his unit making strides toward improving each week and focusing on what they can control.
“That’s what I told the whole team after the game, the only statistics I’m interested in are winning and getting better, and if we can do those two things, then we can be a heck of an offense and a heck of a team.”
Looking forward to the matchup against Louisiana Tech, Streeter pinpointed some areas he believes the Bulldog defense can threaten his offense. 
“This defense, they are very active,” Streeter said. “They are very athletic. They’ll pressure you when the time is right for them, and they’ll press you and make you play. They’re going to play a lot of man coverage, so we’ll have to do a great job of not just execution but making those play, routine plays or fifty-fifty calls.”
One of Streeter’s players who will have to execute is junior quarterback DJ Uiagalelei.
Streeter believes that the work his starting signal-caller put in during the offseason is finally coming to fruition on the field.
“Just lean on the hard work you put in, and that should give (him) confidence because he works harder than anybody else,” Streeter said of Uiagalelei. “He has never compromised his work ethic at all, and that’s paying off. He’s learned a lesson of that work ethic, and being consistent with your work ethic has allowed him to gain confidence.”

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