Swinney says ACC must "produce dominant teams"


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In a recent article on CBSSports.com, Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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talks about the endless comparisons between the ACC and the SEC.

“All I know is I've been in this league 11 years now,” he said. “We have to produce those few dominant teams. If you look at the SEC, they've had a heck of a run, but there have been only a few of those dominant teams. They've had an undefeated team or a 12-1 team. We have not produced that in our conference.

“A lot of time people want to spin this perception that this is a basketball conference. It's a great league for athletics. Listen folks, yeah, we got a bad run for eight years now. But the SEC had a bad run for a while too. Somebody's gotta get hot.”

Clemson might be that team in 2013. The Tigers could be favored in the ACC over defending champ Florida State. Clemson is coming off an 11-win season that included a thrilling one-point win over LSU, one of those dominant SEC teams, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

“You thought we were getting to play 14 [SEC] teams,” Swinney said. “We were playing LSU -- not S-E-C -- L-S-U. But the perception from ya'll [print media] and the TV people is we were playing the SEC. It took a month for me to convince my guys we weren't playing the SEC.”

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Football Update: Swinney says ACC must 'produce dominant teams'
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Dabo gets it
BuzzPaw
Didn't the SEC
acrush
Re: Dabo gets it
clemtiger820
he really couldn't have said it any better***
camcgee®
Get it done Dabo!!
ALLIN4CU®
I think we need to shut down the "SEC Dominance" talk
acevans®
Four schools have won NCs in the last 10 years.
josephg®
When you have 1 division and mostly 1 team dominating the
acevans®
4 years? Can you pick another number to go with?***
wob123
How is that any more arbitrary than picking 10 and that
acevans®
Media has always been behind the conference vs.
josephg®
Clemson needs to be the one...
ALLIN4CU®
I've been saying this for years
BentZero
Just Clemson
Tigerdug23®
All members of any organization have to lend support
hartins®
Good morning my friend! Yes, a rising tide lifts all boats.
cutigerbob®
Your alacrity and sheer genius is only surpassed by
hartins®
Why thank you sir. You are sharp as ever, quite impressive
cutigerbob®
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hartins®
i find smarter & better looking has worked for me.
deadsolidperfect
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cutigerbob®
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cutigerbob®
who?***
deadsolidperfect
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cutigerbob®
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deadsolidperfect
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hartins®
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hartins®
AND?? You just gonna leave us hanging here or what?
cutigerbob®
Of course not...Both of us had taken a few swigs of
hartins®
Ouch! Bet that hurt.***
cutigerbob®
Careful...Don't insult GWP like that!***
hartins®
Modesty and respect are virtues, but why bother with
hartins®
honesty was always pretty high on the best policy list...
deadsolidperfect

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