Swinney's USC comments provide a spark

by - 2011-12-04 10:03:30.0
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From Sporting News:

The speech, the rant, whatever you want to call Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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’s passionate Thursday night defense of his Clemson program, fired up his players.

Standing out on the field moments after the clock ran out on the Tigers’ dominating 38-10 victory in the ACC Championship game, quarterback Tajh Boyd was trying to drive that point home.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney led his team to its first ACC title since 1991. (AP Photo)
“Yeah, definitely. Definitely,” Boyd said. “I mean, we are a program that …”

At that point, Swinney crashed the interview. “That’s my quarterback, baby,” Swinney yelled. “That’s my quarterback right here.”

Swinney was holding an unlit cigar in one hand, the game ball in the other and wearing the grin that only champions know. The quarterback threw his left arm around his coach and answered just as loudly. “That’s my dawg,” Boyd said, laughing. “It’s Dabo and da-boy.”

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