Swinney updates status of Deon Cain


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Swinney talked to the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview the National Championship game vs. Alabama and discussed various topics including the playing status of suspended wide receiver Deon Cain.

"He is supposed to be back tomorrow when classes start, but he won't be with us, and as I said down there (in Florida) he's got to grow up," Swinney said. "He's got to make a decision to be a great player at Clemson. But if you are going to be a great player at Clemson then you have to follow the rules. It's just that simple. Otherwise, you have to go somewhere else, so he will figure that out. I hope he will be back tomorrow. We will make the decision that this thing is not about him. It's really not."

Swinney shared an interesting statistic of how Clemson walk-ons scored more points (19) than the entire Oklahoma football team (17) in the 2015 Orange Bowl.

"I don't mean this in a negative way, but our walk-ons scored more points than Oklahoma's team in the ballgame. "I think that's a great message to a guy like Deon Cain. Greg Huegel and (Hunter) Renfrow scored 19 points in the game. So that sends a message that we can win without you, and hopefully he will do what he got to do because at some point you have to grow up. If he doesn't want to grow up, then he won't have an opportunity to join this team again. But if he does the things that he needs to do, he will have a chance to come back. It's really on him. I can't do that for him. I can't do it. My job is just to help him grow as a great person and man and that's what I am trying to do. That's my number job to develop these guys into men. It doesn't matter the type of talent they have, I am here to serve their heart, not their talent. That's all I am trying to do with Deon."

Cain has 34 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman.

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FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
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Clemson’s walk-ons scored more points than Oklahoma’s team.
Tiggity®
Boom !!!!
BigCUFan®
Re: Boom !!!!
SBCharleston
Drop the mic***
Leadeath
Re: Drop the mic***
TigerJB3®
6 points Renfrow; 13 points Huegel***
clemsongt
Re: 6 points Renfrow; 13 points Huegel***
WhoaNellyKJ®
Reminds me
bprice563
#7 took "Go C0cks" a little too literally.***
AppTiger02
i hope deon decides to return and follow the rules
jackorange®
Deon's timing couldn't had been worse
Prime T. Tiger
Deon, we love having you at Clemson and we
orangeman
^^^
oghost®
shhhh, Dabo said we don't need him.
Obed®
BAHAHAHA! FORGET IT!
oriyah10
Re: BAHAHAHA! FORGET IT!
oriyah10
Clemson will always need a talent like Deon, Sammy...
Knuck
First it sounds like he'll be in class, but can't be with
David78®
I'm confused too. It kinda sounds like Deon has been MIA
ChucktownOrange
Life is about accountability and responsibility...
iTiger
Well, I'm sure going to class is on Dabo's list of things
Neal in NC®
Something wrong with that picture***
kpropes
I'm glad Dabo's with me on this...
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Re: I'm glad Dabo's with me on this...
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I don't have a horse in this show but did
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: I don't have a horse in this show but did
phonograf®
Re: I don't have a horse in this show but did
littlewolf
Yeah - that's him. Thanks !!!***
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: I'm glad Dabo's with me on this...
Super_Squirrel
I assume if he decides to rejoin the team for 2016 he can...
ClemBert®
That's the way it sounds
Prime T. Tiger
So it sounds like...
Prime T. Tiger
Re: So it sounds like...
Prime T. Tiger
Re: So it sounds like...
allorangeallthetime52®
2014-Ben Boulware outscores OU. 2015-CU Walkons outscore OU***
jtiger1®
Christ those are some ugly uniforms***
jtiger1®
Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
PcPetey®
Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
MaukaTiger®
Anyone think he's lying?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Airing dirty laundry in public is inappropriate
PolkHighBundy
laughable - you are an idiot
epifunny
Thank you epifunny
PolkHighBundy
Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
I bleed orange
Playing without Cain may cost us Natl Championship
SocMan2®
Re: Playing without Cain may cost us Natl Championship
deroberts
Fair question DE - Bammer is susceptible to the deep ball
SocMan2®
Re: Fair question DE - Bammer is susceptible to the deep ball
Tigerluvr
We lose to Bama some may blame Cain for a close loss
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