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Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..
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Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..

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Aug 7, 2022, 1:46 PM
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and his personal & seasoned view of players in the system and where they are now in the process versus when they came in or from their last season's play..whether it's maturity, physical limitations like weight or strength, desire, fight, ability to learn the play book, competitiveness, etc..

is coming into play more each passing year due to his past & long tenure from being a walk-on at Bama, to being a graduate assistant, position coach, assistant coach, interim head coach And now Head Coach for well over a dozen years..and thus it's paying off for him at a great age (53-54) and for his players, coaches, staff & Clemson football..after maybe an unreal 33 years total career.

You can see it in the live-chats after a practice or other informal interviews..in that he's happy, smiling, assuring and has a gleam in his eyes (as if he knowns we are getting a recruit not expected and the media has it all wrong) knowing within that his/our future is Still now and in front of us too.

Remember when he said years ago that we were better than Bama in the tough 45-40 loss (and Saban knew it too thus their the fake kick to gain 1 more possession) and after the 44-16 shellacking of Bama he acknowledged he & staff felt Tigers had the better overall team. He's foxy savvy!

Plus, he's an awesome human-being showing compassion, resolve, love, understanding, humility, decision-making abilities, charitable, funny, happy, talkative & accessible to all, go-gether, loyal, family-oriented, believes in people & a higher Power, etc.

This long & hard-earned learning curve for him (especially since the 5 peat losses to the Coots and many of them laughingly saying he wasn't a coach at all and simply a rah-rah type using biblical & Dale Carnegie type messages to rally the teams)..

is now so obvious to all, in that he truly is getting into Or is in the Nick Saban level of being a total Head Coach and what diverse smarts it takes to compete & WIN year-to year.

I've felt & saw this about him for a some time but today's TNet article about Nate Wiggins and what Dabo said about him & what he's overcome to be a better player to help himself & the team to excel showed me that this middle-aged head coach has solidified his reputation as a leader, innovator, motivator, hiring genius, student of people, hands-on-coach when needed, a seasoned game side-line coach willing to make important decisions with & against his assistants under stress & pressure, an executive on & off the field and a true head coach.

Having an approx $9,000,000 yearly salary sort of puts the icing on the cake, doesn't it.

And lastly to the 0-30 & 7-straight loss Coot FB fans..keep thinking lil ole Pelham AL Dabo is only a Rah-Rah coach and wants to drive the ROY Bus out of desperation..

but instead try to realize & give some credit that's he's been cycling Clemson FB uP by himself as Head Coach while you've had maybe 3-4 Head Coaches that failed you with their various Rah-Rah techniques along with using white smoke & a pop song played loudly to cackling hen fans..

or changing outfit & helmet colors yearly to try to win a conference division which hasn't happened nor has winning a conference championship Or going to the CFP 6-straight times, Or playing in 4 Natties winning two (over big bad Alabama) happened..

or being 1 of only 2 teams in collegiate football history to have 11 straight 10-win seasons as the CLEMSON FB Program and One head coach has (aka William "Dabo" Swinney).

Saying, Dabo has been a top tier coach for some years and is at the top, and more importantly it certainly appears his current zest, coaching hires & recruitment acumen has him in line for many many more victories for lil ole clemPson!

Go TiGERS, ROCK those BEES!

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Aug 7, 2022, 1:56 PM
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Well said sir. Clemson is so blessed to have Dabo as its coach. Probably 99% of Athletic Directors would not have hired him. Thank goodness TDP was the AD at the time.

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And Very Importantly Dabo Has Done This in an Era

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Aug 7, 2022, 2:04 PM
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of Unrelenting Media Backstabbing. The Vast Majority of the Wokesters Have Overtly or Covertly Sabotaged Dabo at Every Turn.

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Aug 8, 2022, 9:35 AM
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And to me, this is the most remarkable parts of his stint as a first time ever HC, elite recruits still trust him with their college FB careers without blinking an eye. Other than his success, I believe that it comes from his players that has, or still play's for Dabo, and that is what has made the Backstabbing attempts by his Saboteurs fruitless!!! But, as it has always been said that winning cures all!!!

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Aug 8, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Paranoia strikes deep. Into your soul it will creep..,,.

Here we sit on top of the college football heap and yet way, way too many of us still respond with fear and wonder that not every single voice in the world is cheering for Clemson 100% of the time.

It is lonely at the top guys. Toughen up and quit whining.

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Aug 7, 2022, 2:04 PM
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Learning and growing from the teachings of one's parents, coaches, managers, teachers, mentors is a huge part of maturity and success. Dabo has become such a better coach over the years because he has become a mature, confident man. He is also smart enough to understand that you never know enough to stop learning and learning from Coach Saban is a great way to improve. We are so blessed to have Dabo lead our program because the young men have a chance to be so much than just football players.

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This reminded me a bit of D McCullough's "1776"

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Aug 7, 2022, 4:52 PM
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From a NT Times review:

Washington, Mr. McCullough concludes, "was not a brilliant strategist or tactician, not a gifted orator, not an intellectual," and at several crucial moments "had made serious mistakes in judgment."

And this is where I think of Dabo...
But "experience had been his great teacher from boyhood, and in this his greatest test, he learned steadily from experience." Above all, he adds, "Washington never forgot what was at stake and he never gave up."

Maybe a bit over the top to compare Dabo to George Washington, but...WHATEVER!
I'm glad he is coaching Clemson.


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As a big fan of both McCullough and Washington, I like this!

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Aug 7, 2022, 8:48 PM
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I think it’s mainly all about Vision, Leadership, and Faith.

That’s Dabo ...

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Re: As a big fan of both McCullough and Washington, I like this!

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Aug 7, 2022, 9:03 PM
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👍🏿🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅

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And just like that ... RIP David Mccullough ...

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Aug 8, 2022, 2:26 PM
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89 😢

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Re: Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..

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Aug 7, 2022, 2:57 PM
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^^^ POTD ^^^
Maybe POTY

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Re: Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..

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Aug 7, 2022, 4:08 PM
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Well said.

We are blessed with a wonderful coach, leader and person.

Can’t wait for the season

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Well said LBB...

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Aug 7, 2022, 5:03 PM
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We have a well grounded FB program because we have a well grounded coach!

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Re: Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..

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Aug 7, 2022, 5:40 PM
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;)

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Aug 7, 2022, 6:07 PM
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Extraordinary post Bill! Excellent content and well written. Maybe the best post of all time.

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Aug 7, 2022, 7:28 PM
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Top notch post Bill. Dang! What did you put in your Wheaties today?


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Re: Becoming very evident, in reading various takes from Dabo..

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Aug 8, 2022, 9:44 AM
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Post of the year!!!!

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Aug 8, 2022, 1:56 PM
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After reading this I got goose-bumps thinking about Dabo saying "the best is yet to come"

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I suggest a good writing class

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Aug 8, 2022, 5:36 PM
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Less is more.

TD.

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Don’t be fooled. Bill is a very brilliant writer.

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Aug 8, 2022, 7:44 PM
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The quirky word salad is intentional. It’s Bill’s trademark style.

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