There’s no arguing that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is one of the most successful college football coaches of this generation. But, he is not the easiest guy to like. He proved that once again on Monday when he complained that the walk to the visitors’ locker room at Duke was too long.
Swinney loves to say absolutely ridiculous things, like saying that his program was built under God’s name, image, and likeness. As a reminder, Clemson is a public institution and does not have an official religious affiliation.
Dabo: "We built this program on NIL. Probably different than what you're thinking though… we built it on God's Name, Image, and Likeness."
— Anna Adams (@AnnaH247) December 21, 2022
And, when it comes time for Clemson’s trademark tradition of running down the hill onto the field, you can guess who makes it all about himself.
Clemson’s stadium entrance sums up everything you need to know about Dabo Swinney.
Dabo sprints down the hill alone to get a look at me moment and wave to his adoring crowds.
Then his players enter together as a team 20 seconds later https://t.co/qgoysU3dIN
— College Football Watcher (@CFBWatcher) August 10, 2023
I’ve seen about 40 different videos of Dabo running down this hill. I can’t wait to see one where he trips and busts his ass at full speed. Twitter would be better for it.
— Diamond Vols (@DiamondVols) January 13, 2023
That’s a grown man, making it all about himself. He also said once that he would quit coaching college football if the players start getting paid. Dabo is currently under a $115 million contract to coach kids he think shouldn’t receive a dime.
Every other fan-base in the country thinks this Dabo Swinney is a complete goober, but Clemson fans think he can do no wrong. And, I’m sure they don’t see the ridiculousness in his recent comments, where he complained that his team had to walk too far to the visitors’ locker room at Duke, where Clemson will open their season Monday.
Dabo Swinney not the biggest fan of what he calls a 2- to 3-minute "journey" teams have to take to the opposing locker room at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium. "In college football you barely have time to use the bathroom (at halftime) … We'll walk briskly"
— Chapel Fowler (@chapelfowler) August 29, 2023
Why don’t you just run, Dabo?
Clemson opens the season as the ninth-ranked team in the country.