Clemson players are excited to face Georgia: 'We can hopefully prove some people wrong'
D.J. Uiagalelei gets his first crack at being the bona fide starter at Clemson in a huge game to open the season against Georgia on Sept. 4 in Charlotte.
ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand, and it will be arguably the best non-conference game of the first part of the season. That’s fine for the Clemson quarterback.
“I think all the experience will definitely help out,” Uiagalelei said at ACC Media Days. “Playing in big games, high school played in a lot of big games. Nowhere near the magnitude with the game we’re about to play, full capacity stadium. I think in high school played in front of 15,000. I like big games, I like the big moments. Really doesn’t get me too nervous. We’re going to play a great team in Georgia. I’m super excited about being able to play them in Charlotte.”
Teammate James Skalski agreed.
“I mean, I’m very excited,” he said. “It truly is the last one, so… I got to go out with a bang. We usually end our regular season in Charlotte. It’s a pretty cool experience getting to play a team the caliber of Georgia in a place luckily we’re familiar with. It’s exciting. We’re happy we get that caliber of opponent so that we can hopefully prove some people wrong.”
Georgia was picked to win the SEC East last week in a media poll from SEC Media Days. The Bulldogs also had 10 players on the All-SEC teams.
Even with Uiagalelei at the helm, the Tigers are still the prohibitive favorites to win the ACC for a seventh consecutive season.