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Clemson not resting on past success

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is already locked into fixing things that went wrong during the Tigers' 11-2 season.

Swinney doesn't want returnees satisfied after a third straight season of double-digit victories and the school's first victory in a BCS bowl with their 40-35 win over Ohio State at the Orange Bowl earlier this month.

The countdown clock on video screens at Clemson's football complex is winding down to the next season's opener at Georgia - and Swinney wouldn't have it any other way.

Clemson's defense got a boost this week when All-American defensive end Vic Beasley returned to school instead of entering the NFL draft. That leaves intact a defensive line that helped the Tigers lead the country in tackles for loss.

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