The foot meets the mouth. Dabo knows karma.
For the umpteenth time in recent history, Clemson’s head football coach Dabo Swinney seems like a fool as his words have come back to haunt him. Every few months, one of the greatest college football coaches of all time says or does something that blows your mind.
The last example took place this week when Clemson’s defensive end, Justin Foster, announced that he would quit soccer after never recovering from COVID-19., which prevented him from playing last season. But, in August, Swinney was the one who kicked and screamed like a little kid and said that Clemson was the best place for his players.
“This is the safest environment that our guys could have without a doubt … These guys are safest here … We feel like this is the safest place we could all be.”
How do you sit in front of a recruit’s family and tell them that you will take care of them and “treat them like they are yours” after this?
Who knows, but somehow Swinney has been able to make it as one of the best recruiters in the country, as college football’s biggest annual question has become “which two teams will join Alabama and Clemson in the soccer playoff? academic?”
People will ignore your stupidity if you’re good at your job, and Swinney is an outstanding coach with an 80.9 winning percentage and a 140-33 record with two national titles on his resume.
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At some point, people may finally wake up and stop treating Swinney’s antics as something that should be expected and actually holding him accountable. But, until then, here is a list of some incidents that will make you wonder how he was allowed to go this far without any real consequences.
Swinney ranked Ohio State the 11th best team in the country because he felt they had nothing to do in the CFP due to COVID-19 only limiting them to six games. The Buckeyes criticized Clemson 49-28 in the CFP.
When Florida State canceled its game with Clemson due to COVID-19, Swinney took out his anger by saying it was “an excuse.”
“This game was not canceled due to COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game. ” he said as he considered the game a loss.
On the same day that Swinney falsely bragged that Clemson was the “safest environment” for his players to be in, he was asked what he thought about uniting players, such as his star quarterback: Trevor Lawrence, who was lost several games due to COVID-19. – was one of the leaders of the player movement by unit.
This was his reply.
As thousands died day by day from COVID-19, the United States was literally on fire as people took to the streets after the murder of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter was inescapable, and it was a moment. Swinney decided to try to hijack that moment by appearing in a photo that read “Football Matters.”
Also during that month, several people, including some of his former players, informed us that Swinney has been known to use the N-word once or twice.
“Dabo walked into the meeting room and said, ‘I don’t want to go into the locker room with guests / future coaches listening to n – to this n – to that in our house.” former players allege.
During this same time, Clemson’s special teams coordinator Danny Pearman apologized for using a racial slur in practice.
After Clemson won his second national championship, Swinney rewarded his team by taking them to see “their president,” where a fast food buffet awaited some of the best athletes on the planet.
Weeks after Colin Kaepernick sat down and then began to kneel during the national anthem, Swinney had this to say about racism, as he believes that racial issues have to do with sin, as if racism isn’t the biggest sin of states. United.
“I think there is a better way” Swinney said about kneeling. “How about a press conference? Express your feelings. Everyone will show up, talk about it. Go and be part of things and protect them. Great. I think everyone has that right. I certainly respect that. But I think this just creates more division. That’s what I hate to see. “
Swinney once dared to di This about paying players:
“We try to teach our guys, use football to create opportunities, take advantage of the platform and the branding and marketing that you have at your disposal. But when it comes to paying players, professionalizing college athletics, that’s where you lose me. I’ll go do something else, because there are enough rights in this world as it is. “
In April 2019, Swinney signed a $ 92 million 10-year contract.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what Dabo Swinney is, in his own words, and what he will always be.