I was asked earlier what I thought of Coach Dabo Swinney’s comments about the Coronavirus. The person seemed shocked when I told them that I loved them. Here’s why I say this. If you turn on your tv or radio all you are hearing, seems, to be doom and gloom. Zero positivity.
It truly is about time that someone share a little positivity. Even if it is only an opinion. During Coach Swinney’s comments to the media during a conference call on Friday morning, he talked about many things. Like how his team is handling social distancing, the cancellation of the annual spring game along with the rest of spring practice, and the general overall state of his program at Clemson.
During this conference call, Coach Swinney was asked if he had a preference for when the season would start or if he would mind playing in the spring. He responded without hesitation that his preference is to have a normal calendar.
“My preference is let’s get to work and let’s go play. That’s the best-case scenario and I think that is what is gonna happen. I don’t have any doubt. I have zero doubt that we are going to be playing. That the stands are going to be packed and the Valley is going to be rocking. We are going to be back at it. I don’t have any doubt. That is the only thought I’ve got is that thought right there. The rest of that stuff? I don’t think about any of that. It goes to back to when I first became a head coach, people told me I needed to have a plan to win and a plan to lose. I did that early on, but I haven’t done that in a long time. I have one plan and that is a plan to win. And if it doesn’t go that way, well I can figure that out in about three minutes. That is just my mindset. I have one plan, and that is to get the Tigers ready to play come September or late August or whenever.”Coach Swinney and his thoughts about the 2020 season
Dabo has been looked at as being over the top many times over his career as head coach at Clemson. Not by most Tiger Fans but others, such as when he showed his emotions after the Notre Dame game when BYOG was born or back when he took offense to comments made about his team and fired back about them.
Most Clemson fans know what he means to not only the football program but also to the university as a whole. Tiger fans also realize just how special of a person he is. What can you say about a coach that in the face of adversity is still looking at it as something that he feels we, as a country, are gonna defeat and will go on the record with an acronym using Tigers to say T.his I.s G.onna E.nd R.eat S.oon?