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Freshman linebacker reminds Turner of a first-round NFL pick

Clemson safety Nolan Turner is playing with more confidence than ever before, and as a leader of the back seven that confidence is spreading to his teammates.

The senior didn’t take credit for the young guys playing so well, but rather gave tribute to defensive coordinator Brent Venables on his consistent style of coaching.

Here is what Turner had to say about the Tigers’ secondary and freshman linebacker Trent Simpson, as they get set to host Syracuse Saturday at Death Valley.

Turner on playing with confidence

“I think we are playing really confident as a back seven, as defense in general.