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Clemson Media Day | Safety Isaiah Simmons

December 19, 2018
803 was at Clemson’s on-campus Media Day on Tuesday and spoke to safety Isaiah Simmons. 

On the break between ACC Championship and Bowl games:
“I like it. It gives everybody a chance to get healthy and kind of just refocus. Bowl season is like another season of its own. I really like the break.”

On Notre Dame’s Offense:
“I would say just reading the right signs, keeping our eyes on the ball. We’ve seen plenty of runs by their running back. We just have to make sure we match the routes.”

On being mentally and physically fresh:
“I think that’s one of the most important things honestly. It’s not just a physical game, but also mental. You could be physically prepared all you want, but if you aren’t mentally ready, you aren’t even going to have a chance. I think being mentally ready is probably the most important thing.”

On playing at AT&T Stadium:
“I’m excited to see the jumbotron. I’ve never seen it before, but once you get into the game, you don’t really notice. “

On returning for another year:
“I’ve considered it, but I haven’t made a decision yet. I’ll make my decision after the season. Everything will just depend on the next two games.”

On being away from home for Christmas:
“We do this Secret Santa thing every year here…you pick a name out of a hat and everybody gets someone a gift. It’s always a fun time and you get some gifts that you would never guess.”

On tackling Travis Etienne:
“You have to stop his legs. You can’t just hit him because his balance is ridiculous. He is really hard to tackle and especially when he gets going. He is even harder to

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