Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind


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and the NCAA were criticized by HBO funnyman John Oliver two weeks ago on his show "Last Week Tonight" about their stance on amateurism. Oliver said "a man (Swinney) who makes over $3 million dollars a year, insists that his players not get paid."

Oliver showed a short clip where Swinney said he was not for players to get paid while in college.

"As far as paying players and professionalizing college athletics, that’s where you lose me, Swinney told Al Jazeera America in 2014. "I’ll go do something else. There’s enough entitlement in this world as it is."

Swinney was asked if he had saw the short video clip where Oliver used an anagram to describe Swinney - SoybeanWind and told his 887K twitter followers to retweet using the hashtag #SoybeanWind.

He said that he has not seen the video clip that has made the rounds on the Internet.

“Well, I don’t have HBO,” Swinney told the Sporting News. "I never saw the segment. I have no idea who John Oliver is, and a lot of that stuff goes in one ear and out the other. I was made aware of it, but that comes with the territory when you aren’t afraid to speak out and other people disagree with you."

Swinney went on to say that a free college education is a great opportunity for student-athletes to take part in.

"I’m a big believer in the student-athlete part," Swinney said. "I value the education and what it provides for you. Football is a vocation. Only 1.67 percent of these athletes go on to the NFL. An education provides you an opportunity for a career. A lot of people just don’t get that. To say they aren’t getting anything is misinformed."

Swinney might have a multi-million dollar income in 2015 but it was not always that way.

"I didn’t get into coaching to make money,” Swinney said. “I got into this for the coaching and teaching part. I got into coaching and teaching full time for $38,000 a year, and I was OK with that. That’s one of the things with young coaches; you have to ask, 'Are you getting into coaching for the right reasons?'"

Criticism comes with the territory as Dabo Swinney transitions his team into one of football's elite programs.

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FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
TigerNet News
Lulz... best part... I dont even know who that is.***
joetigerny
I have never heard of the guy before now
LKN Tiger®
Same here.***
joetigerny
I'd never heard of him either, and it speaks tons that
tigrjm76®
Re: I'd never heard of him either, and it speaks tons that
brad12
What's your name son....John Oliver.....
tiger5by5®
Lol...great response by Dabo. Honest, succinct, and most
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: Lulz... best part... I dont even know who that is.***
boricuatiger
way to go, coach swinney!***
freakgeek
Not sure why John Oliver is talking about college athletes but he's trying
The hillbilly beater®
He was always the least funniest of all the Daily Show....
tigerking79®
LOVE our guys . . . and it starts at the top ! ! ! !***
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
quozzel
Maybe I don't have a good sense of humour but ...
CU_Tiger10
It's his favorite sniff.....***
SOLOS®
Jesus People, It is a comedy show!***
phillytiger88
Is it? I had no idea. Never heard of the show or host. Seems
Bashful Baron
I guess you have to be a satan person to get it.****
wftiger
I'mma just gonna point out
feraltyger®
Spoken by a true teacher.
ClemsonTiger1988®
My question is why are 20 minute segments of Oliver's show..
ssnow08®
Re: FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
dhwebster2102
in state tuition out of state tuition room and board
milfordcttiger®
Re: FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
brad12
F**K JOHN OLIVER!!!!!!!!
GSCtiger
oh Dabs...
imacutiger12
love his reply
ziggy_1118
Re: FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
Rudetiger89
Re: FB Update: Swinney responds to John Oliver's jab of Soybean Wind
TigerBTM
Oh wow....
ClemsonMike830
John Oliver is anagram for #BRITISH TWAT in Swahili
ClemBert®
John Oliver's comedy is WAY too contrived
TigerNotAtGT

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