Clemson, WVU Ready for Trip to Florida

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Orange Bowl is the perfect bowl game to play.

At least that is the opinion of Dabo Swinney, coach of No. 15 Clemson, and No. 23 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. One of the bigger bonuses of leading their teams into the 78th Orange Bowl on Jan. 4:

Both schools heavily recruit players from the state of Florida.

Swinney said Wednesday at an Orange Bowl press conference that “the exposure that you get, the marketing that you get, all throughout the state your brand is promoted and you can’t put a price on that.”

West Virginia will head to its first Orange Bowl with a large contingent of players from South Florida. Of the 20 Mountaineers from the state, 16 grew up in the local community.

Source: Associated Press