Can a Bye Week Help the Clemson Tigers?

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIOctober 11, 2009

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers watches on from the sideliens during their game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Tigers have had a rough few weeks on the field.  This past week they had a bye, and that with fall break for the team hopefully brought back some morale.

Clemson, 2-3, faces ACC rival Wake Forest on Saturday.  Wake Forest is now 4-2 after their win against Maryland.  All around campus the students are getting pumped up for the game.  There were some students camped out at 7 in the morning the day before tickets went on sale so they could get the best seats.

I asked Sophomore Charles McGuirt what he thought the break would do for the team.  He thinks "this will give the team time to regroup and get their butt in gear for the rest of the season!"

I agree with Charles.  I think the team has just been drained between school and football and hopefully this little break will prove to be beneficial.

Freshman Tyler Miller says, "I think it will be good for them to think about the things they needed to improve on and come out this week with a new attitude and a fresh desire to win the rest of the games."

I think Tyler makes a great point here, sometimes the team just needs to stop and think about their goals for the season in order to get in the right mindset to win.

If we are lucky the Tigers will fare like the Panthers and come back with a win after the bye week.  Overall, the students can't wait to get to the game.  There is such a positive attitude around campus and even better- there is no rain in the forecast!