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TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 10:53 AM
 

 
Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

Open letter from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney to the fans after agreeing to a new 10-year contract with Clemson. Clemson Family, I want to express my sincere Read Update »



Sounds like he just effectively shut the door on the Bama rumors!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 10:58 AM
 

Go Tigers!


Bama is going to be an absolute S- show when Saban leaves...

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:50 AM
 

expectations through the roof, and no clear transotion plan yet. See FSU in Bowden's last days, and that was with a "coach in waiting". Should be fun to watch the meltdown.


It will be an absolute JOY to watch too......

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:25 PM
 

epic meltdown

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Re: Bama is going to be an absolute S- show when Saban leaves...


Posted: Apr 27, 2019 10:49 PM
 

IDK, FSU post bowden rifled off 3 acc and one natty... I dislike carpetbaggin' Jimbo but the transition was successful. If it wasn't for the town of Tally constantly bumping into his wayward wife, he might have been a solid #2 in the Atlantic this year...


As Clemson_Orange Said- love you Coach

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:53 AM
 

Thank you for not just giving us a fish but teaching all of us how to fish!!!!!

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Re: Sounds like he just effectively shut the door on the Bama rumors!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:07 PM
 

In the words of Dylan/The Byrds
You (He) Ain't Goin Nowhere!!


wow.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:01 AM
 

I didn't think it could get better to be a Tiger - and I get proved wrong repeatedly. This is Movie stuff.

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Re: wow.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:14 PM
 

“You can’t write a Hollywood ###### like this”-Dabo
Dabo and company made it so great to be a Tiger and the best is yet to come!


How bout IPTAY, Dabo?

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:02 AM
 

??


Re: How bout IPTAY, Dabo?

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:11 AM
 

He does say, "entire Clemson family". Pretty tough to mention everyone with something like this, especially since so many have been involved. Kind of like the Academy Awards. Gets old hearing the winners thank 75 people, organizations, etc.


Uhhh, IPTAY pays for the schollies, facilities

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:13 AM
 

And you don’t thank them pointedly?


IPTAY is Clemson!!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:36 PM
 

IPTAY serves no other entity outside of Clemson... there is no distinction between Clemson and IPTAY because Clemson is a state supported school that is limited in its direct funding of the athletics department... that's no slight to IPTAY and given the current situation with the asst bball coach, it's probably best for all involved to not have any mentions of the booster organization...

just saying...

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really? that's your complaint? where do you suppose IPTAY

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:22 AM
 

Gets all this money?

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Re: How bout IPTAY, Dabo?

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:19 AM
 

That would just be thanking himself, and he's not conceited like that. He's the largest annual IPTAY donor.

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Everybody loves Dabo

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:04 AM
 

All In


Re: Everybody loves Dabo

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:18 AM
 

We have "THE BEST" in the business. I'm glad I'm around to enjoy the ride!


Re: Everybody loves Dabo

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:36 PM
 

I smell a...





PIZZA PARTY!

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Re: Everybody loves Dabo

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:53 PM
 

Today at Myrtlewood Golf Course a total stranger walked up to me (I was wearing a Clemson Ping shirt) and started praising Dabo. The Tiger brand indeed is strong!


Re: Everybody loves Dabo

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:58 PM
 

Today at Myrtlewood Golf Course a total stranger walked up to me (I was wearing a Clemson Ping shirt) and started praising the character of Coach Dabo Swinney.

Indeed the Tiger brand is strong thanks to the leadership and vision of William Christopher Swinney.

Go Tigers!


Re: Everybody loves Dabo


Posted: Apr 26, 2019 5:00 PM
 

Today at Myrtlewood Golf Course a total stranger walked up to me (I was wearing a Clemson Ping shirt) and started praising the character of Coach Dabo Swinney.

Indeed the Tiger brand is strong thanks to the leadership and vision of William Christopher Swinney.

Go Tigers!


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:18 AM
 

At every milestone like this, I am reminded of the haters back when Bowden got fired. I heard many saying things like "Clemson should not have fired Bowden. The fans think they are an elite team, but Clemson just isn't elite." What do you say now?

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Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:20 AM
 

Nothing else can be said. Just confetti and chills all over.

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Hey, Coots, we are just trying to do what you wanted. I

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:24 AM
 

remember many a Coot telling me during their 5-Bomb that they hoped we kept Dabo forever. Be careful what you wish for, my fine feathered friends. Keep those feathers numbered.....

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Re: Hey, Coots, we are just trying to do what you wanted. I

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:24 PM
 

Lol I remember when the chickens were clucking about they hope we keep Dabo forever. I just would respond at the time that “I hope so too”. I knew by then that Dabo was special and if anybody could get us over that hump to start our climb to the top of the mountain it was Dabo. A lot of people on here was calling for his head after the 5th loss to the chickens. I’m so glad Dan Radakovich didn’t listen to Tnet. Once Watson signed on after that 5th loss I knew Dabo had us trending up and Spurrier was running out of gas. Now 2 National championships later here we are aiming for that 3rd in 4 years!


Clemson is the Standard.......

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:28 AM
 

Dabo is the man....


Heck, why not a lifetime contract for Dabo***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:30 AM
 




Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:31 AM
 

Dabo is THE MAN!

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Love you coach!***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:33 AM
 




A legend in the making...winner, with class, clean

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:53 AM
 

and as good of an ambassador as you could ever want. Once in a lifetime.


Love you Coach and the way you represent Clemson!!!!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 12:04 PM
 

Nm


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 12:29 PM
 

My #1 question for Dabo would be, would you remain at Clemson and continue doing the job that you have done at Clemson without the raise and a lot less money.

I personally believe that a cap should have been placed on how much college coaches can be paid at the HC level long before it got up to 9 mil plus. The college HC price tag should have been capped at no more than a 2.5 mil a year range... I think that a open check book policy is wrong for college sports, along with competing salaries for the highest paid HC!!!

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Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 12:43 PM
 

I understand the sentiment but he’s not just a football coach. It is impossible to put a value on what he has done for CU. A massive reason the place is blowing up with growth and excitement is Dabo Swinney. He deserves every penny IMO.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:42 PM
 

Well, I guess that our sports society have forgotten the value of money bc 9 plus Mil is more money than 90% of American's will see in two life times. Oh it's good to make and have that kind of money but, a heart surgeon that just saved a child, a brother, a sister, a father or a mother, they don't make that kind of money but, our society will easily accept a college FB HC being paid that kind of money. It just seems that as a society we have our priorities mix up bc, a saved life is worth more than bragging rights for a fan base of sports!!!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:28 PM
 

Not sure how that would work in a capitalist society. If they somehow put a cap in place, I promise you colleges would come up with very creative ways to increase their take home pay.

Also, 93 million is a shocking number but over 10 years it’s not close to what he brings to CU. I mean over the last month Dabo has Clemson getting over 8 million in free advertising.


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 30, 2019 9:24 PM
 

In your opinion, how much is to much? The contracts that Dabo has already receive plus staff raises, it has already price out a lot of the fans that were buying season tickets and donating to IPTAY long before and right after Dabo become HC. The contract that Dabo signed when promoted to HC, the NC and champions were in his Orange Jacket speech when he accepted the head coaching job at Clemson.

The lower income fans that were loyal and in the stands when Clemson wasn't an elite power house FB team, I believe they deserves to be in those stands now, but can't bc they have been priced out, and to me that seems to be unfair to those fans that filled our stands before Clemson FB was all that. They are the ones that help keep our FB program alive waiting and dreaming of our program becoming what it is today. Now their season ticket seat are being sold to the one that wouldn't show their faces before we were elite!!!

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Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: May 2, 2019 1:44 AM
 

Sorry this is so long but if you really want to know my opinion here it is. Basically my TLDR is Dabo is worth every cent and most likely underpaid.

I personally don’t think there is technically a “too much” in this case. Unless if that person is paid more than they are worth and it negatively effects the university and it’s ability to operate. In our society, right or wrong, your value is based upon what you can bring in and the results you drive.

I understand your sentiment that surgeons/teachers/EMT/Firefighters/police save lives and thus are underpaid for what they do. The fact is they are paid exactly what the market will bear and every market is different. This is because it’s much easier to become employed in one of those occupations versus becoming a college football coach much less an elite coach due the the size of the market. Supply and demand.

CFB coach is an incredibly small market, there are only 129 D1 jobs available and only a small number are making the money you deem too high. It also comes with a ton of risk, there is no real direct schooling to become a coach unlike the other professions where if you do the work, graduate, you will be paid a certain salary. Also if you get the job, a CFB coach has more risk as it’s a highly volatile market. You could easily be fired in a few years or less and unable to get another job due to poor performance. While in the other occupations, if you have a bad year or years, they will have a much greater chance at getting similar employment much quicker.

Results directly from Dabo’s leadership:
2013 athletic budget: 64 million
2018 athletic budget: 112.6 million
2013 Iptay: 14 million given
2018 Iptay: 36.5 million given
2018 Nike: 10yr/60million
**This doesn’t include merchandising/ increased ticket sales and cost/ increased school applications and general perception of Clemson, which have no doubt skyrocketed under Dabo. With that success, tickets will price some people out unfortunately.

Forbes estimates that after winning a Championship, schools generally see an increase in the next three years of roughly 16% but some go as high as 40% for schools that may have not won recently. They didn’t have stats for multiple championships in short period of time.


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 7:51 PM
 

Communist. Move to Venezuela. The possibility of making that kind of money brings and keeps guys like Dabo out of the commercial real estate business.


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 27, 2019 10:51 AM
 


My #1 question for Dabo would be, would you remain at Clemson and continue doing the job that you have done at Clemson without the raise and a lot less money.

I personally believe that a cap should have been placed on how much college coaches can be paid at the HC level long before it got up to 9 mil plus. The college HC price tag should have been capped at no more than a 2.5 mil a year range... I think that a open check book policy is wrong for college sports, along with competing salaries for the highest paid HC!!!


Naah to the cap. Dabo is worth every penny to the University and to the football program.
That little old Upstate school is now a national brand, and Dabo is the prime reason for it.


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Posted: Apr 30, 2019 9:29 PM
 

The best thing about opinion, everybody is entitled to have their own!!!

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The thing about “Some day mama will call..”

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 12:48 PM
 

Is that now, for Dabo, “mama” is Clemson.

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Thank you Easter Bunny!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:07 PM
 

Whoop whoop


Thank you for everything, CDS***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:25 PM
 



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Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:54 PM
 

We love you Dabo! Your unwavering faith in the Lord, your dedication to the college and those young men, is inspirational! I've always proudly called myself a Clemson fan because of who they are as a university. You have epitomized what I feel Clemson is all about! We thank you Dabo! GO TIGERS!!!!


Awesome! Love it!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 3:15 PM
 

Can we please stop worrying that Dabo will leave us? He loves it here and wants to be here.

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Dabo is the greatest! We are so fortunate to have him as our

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Posted: Apr 26, 2019 8:22 PM
 

coach.


We should all give credit to our gracious God who sent us

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Posted: Apr 27, 2019 8:25 AM
 

Dabo Swinney with a vision for Clemson and the young men that would come through and change Clemson forever for the better! Every Clemson fan has benefited in love for the program an each other for many years to come.

The foundation was in place from many years of tradition and sacrifice from Clemson fans but it took Dabo’s vision to honor God’s will to help bring it all together. Dabo always gives credit to our Awesome God for blessing him and Clemson and we should too. He’s why it’s so special in these hills.

Our gratitude and humility to our Heavenly Father will only increase the blessings on Clemson an our lives for years to come or until He comes.

Thank you ???? Lord and thank you for being faithful to Him Dabo.

Go Tigers, the best is yet to come!!

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!
We’ll make it 4 fingers and two thumbs over the U of s_c.???????
This team is ready to grow, get better & peak the 1st week of January 2020!!
We will win our 4th National Championship at 15-0 making it 3 Championships over the last 4 years!


Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney's open letter to fans after agreeing to new contract

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Posted: Apr 27, 2019 10:29 PM
 

It is phenomenal what you and your coaches have accomplished at Clemson. Thank you so very much.
I have always Been a Clemson Tiger and I always will be. Again thank you for the most thrilling 10 years of Clemson football history.


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