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His name... is Coach Swinney.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:38 AM
 

Time to get something off my chest.

Clemson fans should be ashamed of themselves if they continually refer to our head football coach as "Dabo." His name is Coach Swinney.

Although "Dabo" is a unique and interesting nickname, it IS just that - a nickname.

We only encourage the media - both locally and nationally - by refering to our head coach as "Dabo." I refuse to do it. The man has EARNED the title "Coach Swinney" with the success he has returned to Clemson. The media and fans never refered to Coach Howard as "Frank", nor wouldn't dare call Coach Ford "Danny". When you were in school, did you ever address ANY of your coaches by their first name? If you are the parent of an athlete, I can bet you don't call even your daughter's tennis coach by his/her first name. Then well in hades do we continue to do this to man who leads our Tigers?

It's high time we started addressing the man, as a man. He's not little "Datboy" from Alabama any more. He's our leader, the face of our program, and our head football COACH. Give him the respect he deserves.

His name is Coach Swinney. That is all.....


Dabo, shouldn't you be out recruiting?***

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:41 AM
 



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Re: Dabo, shouldn't you be out recruiting?***


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:53 AM
 

haha

Lord, I wish I had Coach Swinney's salary for just one year. Definately not his JOB... but I would take his salary.


hmmmmm,

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:44 AM
 

While I get what you're saying, I mostly hear him referred to on ESPN and on most radio shows as Coach Swinney, or Coach Dabo Swinney. I think he gets the respect he deserves.

If you are getting riled up over people on a message board calling him Dabo....wow is all I have to say!

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Make it idjit proof and someone will make a better idjit.


yeah, i have more respect for that man than any title could

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:46 AM
 

EVER afford him.

dabo is a baller.

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Re: hmmmmm,


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:57 AM
 

Then you and I are watching different sports programs on tv. Well over half the time, they simply say "Dabo did this" or "Dabo said that". I pay attention to this because it just frustrates me when people refer to him by his first name. I never hear them saying "Steve did this" or "Nick said that" or "Mack resigned".

My point being, that we the fan base should start saying Coach Swinney instead of "Dabo."

Maybe I'm just too old. Let one of my players call me by my first name... it will be time for retirement. Heck, when my son played for me, even he called me "Coach". LOL


understood, but the name seems to mean more to dabo

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:45 AM
 

than some title.

he wears it with pride as he should. the man has accomplished more than most when it seemed everything was stacked against him.

has he held onto the name his brother gave him as a constant reminder & as a show of what anyone can accomplish with the right mind set?

he preaches family, i'd say "dabo" demands much more respect than coach swinney because "dabo" has accomplished far more in life.

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Interesting take...

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:58 AM
 

... one I had not considered.

Thanks for the food for thought.


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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:45 AM
 

what gets me too is the media cant even pronounce it correctly considering it is a relatively easy name.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:46 AM
 

TU, Dacoach. I'm with you 100%. My wife asked me last season why the commentators or sideline reporters always called him Dabo and never Coach Swinney. I think he's earned that respect by now.


I Heard Danny Before ----

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:49 AM
 

Years ago I heard Coach Danny Ford being called Danny
or Ford.


We always referred to him as Danny when talking about him


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:01 AM
 

amongst friends but anytime I saw him face to face I would ALWAYS call him Coach Ford or just Coach (and still do).


Dabollcoach?...nahhh***


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:55 AM
 




My guess is that Coach Dabo has no problem with


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:47 AM
 

the fans referring to him as Dabo...makes for a good chant...DABO, DABO, DABO! He's kind of like Bono, Madonna, Prince, Santa. He's got national name recognition. Something that really irritates the $hit out of the Ol Ball Sack.

I'll agree that players/player' parents etc. should refer to him as Coach _______. If I met him I'd refer to him as Coach Swinney or just plain Coach.

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I would like to see Dabo come out and say he doesn't

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:48 AM
 

like to be called that. It isn't disrespectful, it is a nickname he embraces and goes by. Same with Jimbo for FSU.

That said, I'll start calling him "Dat Boy" for you because his brother couldn't say his name right.

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Perhaps you should ask Dabo what he prefers to be called

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:49 AM
 

I showed respect to davidhood one time by calling him "Mr" and I was told to never call him that again (then I'm pretty sure davidhood had me sent on a Crumpcation shortly thereafter for calling him Mr). Some people prefer not to have titles attached to their name.

Dabo may or may not be one of those people.

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"IDIOT POSTER OF THE MONTH SO FAR...GWP-- You have won IPM Award for your failure to completely comprehend a clear post & then choose to attack someone who points out your ignorance. While you are not yet in the same No Class Catagory as deRoberts, ClemTiger117 & Tigerdug23, you are getting closer to the Sewer Dwellers." - coachmac


FYI, it's just because Mr. Hood doesn't like you.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:50 AM
 

hth

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I don't buy that explanation

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:51 AM
 

Everybody likes me, and quite frankly I'm surprised you weren't already aware of that.

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Just because that's what your mommy always told you

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:53 AM
 

that...well, it is always true for you.

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is that what she told him...

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:56 AM
 

cause she gave me a completely different version.

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if by like you mean tolerate, i believe hartins already

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:53 AM
 

cleared this up in a prior post.

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What did hartins say? Link to this post you speak of?***

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:57 AM
 



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"IDIOT POSTER OF THE MONTH SO FAR...GWP-- You have won IPM Award for your failure to completely comprehend a clear post & then choose to attack someone who points out your ignorance. While you are not yet in the same No Class Catagory as deRoberts, ClemTiger117 & Tigerdug23, you are getting closer to the Sewer Dwellers." - coachmac


you might wanna sit down for this and see if lbu will

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:03 AM
 

pour you some of your woodford.

http://www.tigernet.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=14930701

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I find this one to be very offensive

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:06 AM
 

http://www.tigernet.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=14930782

No way in ###### would I work pro bono.

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"IDIOT POSTER OF THE MONTH SO FAR...GWP-- You have won IPM Award for your failure to completely comprehend a clear post & then choose to attack someone who points out your ignorance. While you are not yet in the same No Class Catagory as deRoberts, ClemTiger117 & Tigerdug23, you are getting closer to the Sewer Dwellers." - coachmac


you two girls done yet!?!?

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:08 AM
 

smh

;)

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Make it idjit proof and someone will make a better idjit.


potato

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:09 AM
 

http://www.tigernet.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=1&start=0

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if my answers frighten you counselor...

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:16 AM
 

then you should cease asking scary questions.

oh, and happy friday gwp!

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i thought we agreed

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:52 AM
 

to keep gwp in the dark?

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Crap, I thought it was to not say who his real father was***

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:53 AM
 



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great...

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:54 AM
 

you're on a roll.

why don't you just tell him everything now?

smh

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are you kidding me....you're posting because people

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:54 AM
 

call him Dabo?

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And you, are responding...


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:00 AM
 

Yes, indeed.

Ironic, no?


not so much....wow....***


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:02 AM
 



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Re: And you, are responding...


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:17 AM
 

That's not really ironic.


Wife and I got a Golden Doodle pup about a month ago...


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:01 AM
 

Named it DABO! Should have named it COACH!?!?


Only after....


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:03 AM
 

... your dog has made substantial contributions to Clemson University.




And by that I certainly don't mean "contributions" on the lawn. Those don't count.


Re: His name... is Coach Swinney.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:01 AM
 

Someones jimmies are rustled.

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no kidding....needs to get back in the bed and start

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:02 AM
 

over

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haha... wish I could...


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:05 AM
 

A few more years and I'll have all day to play on this board. Unfortunately, a job and bills are calling.


Re: His name... is Coach Swinney.


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:06 AM
 

I don't think calling him Dabo is lack of respect, things are much less formal now than when Coach Howard or Coach Ford were coaching. But ultimately, I think alot of us call him Dabo because he is one of us and we can identify with him.


Dabo is a brand


Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:22 AM
 

And a good one. If you are recognized in your firld by a single name , you are well respected and/or villianized. I will give an example.
Dabo = respected
Spurrier = villianized
(For Spurrier you could substitute : dipwad , egotistical jerkface, blazing alcoholic , smugfish, cynical blame merchant ,etc etc )

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