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Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:31 AM
 

 
Dabo weighs in on uniform debate

The debate rages on Clemson message boards each week during football season as fans wonder what uniform combination the Tigers will be sporting on Saturday. Full Story »


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No. We won't do that.***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:33 AM
 



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Re: No. We won't do that.***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:36 AM
 

Love that quote.

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Re: No. We won't do that.***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:06 AM
 

He should've bashed the NFL for wearing pink during the month of October, I mean really- why do these teams take all their national exposure and bring recognition to such causes as Breast Cancer and Wounded Warriors.....and NASCAR, why do you care about autism, your drivers dont have it-- and why would one of the largest fan base in the country need to know about it, it only affects every 1 in 88 people, surely they'd figure it out on their own...All of these teams should certainly put tradition over these terrible, terrible causes, or at the very least the fans should bash other teams for it because at the end of the day they cant comprehend that there are far more terrible things at the end of the day than what the scoreboard reads at the end of the 4th.


Settle down, Beavis.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:10 AM
 

That ain't what he said. That's what YOU said.

I thought that the uniforms that Chicken State wore were horrendous. For a good cause? Sure. No problem with the intent. The execution was horrible.

Find something else to get mad about.

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I dont think the #### uniform was for a good cause

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:11 AM
 

I never saw anything about that. They were just cause. They have in the past done awful things in the name of Wounded Warrior


Watching that game, I kind of wondered...

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:35 AM
 

...if the coots have a chant similar to our "Orange!" "White!" thing that we do. And if so, would they change it to:

"Some sort of cammo pattern that I don't think any country's military, let alone ours, actually wears...I dunno, maybe Sweden or something!"
"Gray!"
"Some sort of cammo pattern that I don't think any country's military, let alone ours, actually wears...I dunno, maybe Sweden or something!"
"Gray!"

Might be tough to fit all that on a placard, though.


We don't have to tell them what color they are wearing,


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:48 AM
 

they know their colors. I think that solves the problem. Dabo says y'all are 17-0 in Orange and White. That's the problem with Purple(Regalia), they get confused because y'all are yelling Orange/White.


Re: Watching that game, I kind of wondered...


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:00 PM
 

Their fans can't read all that!

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Re: Watching that game, I kind of wondered...


Posted: Oct 20, 2012 12:18 AM
 

Has ya talking about it.....Bingo!!


They auctioned them off for the wounded warrior project.***


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Re: I dont think the #### uniform was for a good cause


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:02 PM
 

The announcers said it was for Wounded Warrier, and they would be auctioned off after that game.

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Re: Settle down, Beavis.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:16 AM
 

at the end of the day, ### cares what unis any team wears? These type of discussions should be reserved for the Lingerie Bowl.


Re: No. We won't do that.***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:15 AM
 

My Wounded Warrior cousin thought the chicken uniforms were ugly... I guess by your reasoning he doesn't support the cause.


Re: No. We won't do that.***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:25 AM
 

The unis were hiddeous, what they look like were never part of any reasoning....


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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:33 AM
 

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I think we have offended a cockfan.***

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A side note on the NFL Pink....


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:02 PM
 

to me that is the biggest fad out there. Breast Cancer Awareness and Susan G Komen is big time fad and a socially 'cool' thing to support. I cannot understand how it got so big.

NFL should also wear blue in November for Prostate Cancer and red in another month for the largest killer, men and women, in the country...heart disease.

Its good all the support breast cancer gets, but its no doubt a fad.


I support it because I like boobies and I want to save them.***

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Red in February for Heart Month - Super Bowl?***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:04 PM
 



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Re: No. We won't do that.***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:05 PM
 

Dabo didn't bash anything, although I gather that he didn't care much for the coot uni's. I really doubt there were many in the world who did like them. The thought of teams supporting causes is a good thing, though, and if anybody would want to help someone other than himself, I would bet it would be Dabo Swinney.

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Re: No. We won't do that.***


Posted: Oct 19, 2012 4:37 PM
 

Wow, dude. What got under your skin? I'm sure no animal skins are used in our football uniforms.
However, I hope we damage some hokies this weekend, in our non-statement uniforms.
Let it go Louie :)


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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:36 AM
 




Tweet that!!***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:40 AM
 



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Re:Not just NO, But H&ll NO we will never look that foolish!


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 12:40 PM
 

HB

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:35 AM
 




but


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:36 AM
 

I want to know what color socks and wrist bands they are going to wear!!!

;)

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


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Posted: Oct 19, 2012 4:43 PM
 




But in 2008, Dabo was a hero for inspiring the kids with


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:18 AM
 

purple. Consistency is so rare these days.

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what gets me...


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:50 AM
 

is alot of fans on here,no pun intended...are for
TRADITION, as long as its something they can relate
to.


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In 2008, he was new and needed ways to motivate and


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:15 PM
 

inspire. Now that he has everyone's respect, he can say - No gimics, let's just play football!

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not just NO, but


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:35 AM
 

H3ll NO!!

We will not wear any junk like the coots wore last week!!

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


Re:slow hand clap here

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:36 AM
 

for not wearing junk unis like SC did last week. Dabo I'd give you a million thumbs up for putting the gimmick uni thing to rest

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Re:slow hand clap here


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:45 AM
 

Amen to that. I hope that the fashion police will take note of what the head coach has said. It AIN'T important what color the unis are but it is important what goes into those pants! GO DABO! 18 and 0 after saturday.


Where's Stanley Tiger


Posted: Oct 19, 2012 4:45 PM
 

when you really need him?


I love the emphasis on building the Clemson brand. Sure


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:48 AM
 

Oregon can get away with the whacky stuff. Wearing a different, crazy, uniform every single game basically IS their brand. People know them for that, and know about the Nike connection, and that basically is the identity of Oregon football right now.

That isn't the case with other schools. Maryland is trying it right now with their UnderArmor thing, and i think it's pretty much been a spectacular failure so far, and i hope it continues to be a spectacular failure.

As for Clemson, I don't have a problem with purple every once in a while (as long as it isn't paired with orange), but i want to see us playing in Orange and White, and i want those jerseys to be iconic.


"I felt like we needed to re-create our brand......"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:48 AM
 

Exactly! Clemson's BRAND is orange. When people see orange they should think CLEMSON.

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Re:I agree I want our brand to be Orange and killer

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:50 AM
 

defense. I hope we can return that

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Amen!***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:52 AM
 



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I say orange jerseys with white pants!


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:50 AM
 

It is the most pretty and cool look'in.....

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ALL ORANGE!***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:51 AM
 




Re: ALL ORANGE!***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:01 AM
 

My only comment about wearing ALL ORANGE - if you are going to wear that, you'd better bring your "A" game. Don't come out flat in ALL ORANGE. Not acceptable.


Concerning UCS's uniform choice last weekend,


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:52 AM
 

I would go hug Dabo if he would have said, "You can't polish a turd!"

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I don't really care for cardinal red and gold either***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:58 AM
 




"When people see Clemson they know what they are looking at"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:53 AM
 

Exactly!!

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Re: "When people see Clemson they know what they are looking at"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:02 AM
 

ABSOLUTELY!!Orange tops and white bottoms @ home;;; all white on the road!!! some time for special games Orange pants @ home

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Right!


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:16 AM
 

Why would you ever want to change something that works so well and is...perfect!?!

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I appreciate Dabo's firm grasp of the branding aspect of our


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:21 AM
 

program. Keeping it classic and consistent during our national ramp up phase will pay huge dividends. I like the purple and see nothing wrong with us featuring it, but I like keeping it simple for now while the nation gets to know Clemson better, provided we keep winning games.

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I agree that the coaches and players need to focus on the


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:54 AM
 

game and leave the color thing up to the fans (just to have something to talk about---don't get too serious about it). But I do disagree with Dabo on one point, our brand is OUT THERE! When people see The Paw, they KNOW who it is!!!! WE ARE CLEMSON whether we are in orange, white or purple! GO TIGERS BEAT THE hokies!!


100% behind this

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:00 AM
 

I've said before I love the purple jerseys as much as anyone, but would be fine seeing it only once every couple of years. Looks like Dabo's opened that window for when the time is right--I can get behind that.

If we ever break out grey uniforms and camouflage pants, please just shoot me.


RE: 100% behind this


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:10 AM
 

As much as I hate the shamecocks, I did kind of like the gray jersey. And I really liked that they lost while wearing that uniform.


The Gray was okay, The pants were awful


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:17 AM
 

I dont want to see us wearing Gray, its not even close to any color of ours, but its not a stretch for them.


Re: Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:00 AM
 

LOL no we wont do that. Thats why we love Dabo


I am thinking orange bottoms....

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:02 AM
 
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I boo this becuase of no

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:17 AM
 

nudal frontity. ;)

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I really could care less about what we wear as long as we

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:03 AM
 

are playing well. I've always been a fan of the purple - i love the all purple and purple tops, white pants. But last season we didn't see any purple and managed to win the ACC Championship for the first time since 1991 and had a 10 win season. This year, we haven't seen any purple either and we are 5-1 and ranked as high as number 13. I'll trust Dabo to make those decisions. I just want to win football games, and I really don't care what we do it in......


Re: Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:03 AM
 

The man knows how to explain things so that even I can understand, what a great communicator.

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Standing ovation...

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:04 AM
 

for those last 3 paragraphs. Well said!


Now if he'd just ban the WOOHOO...........

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:09 AM
 

and beat SCU the universe would be back to normal.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:14 AM
 
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....when we crushed GA Tech 39-3 wearing purple


I believe that was 2003 . . .


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:15 AM
 

So let's not completely throw purple under the bus


home should be Orange jersey/white pants unless


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:14 AM
 

its the coots, then break out the orange britches. Road should be all white. I hate that purple crap.


Re: home should be Orange jersey/white pants unless


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:24 AM
 

I agree with you. I don't hate the purple so much as I think, lets keep it simple and just win.


My opinion, FWIW...

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Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:14 AM
 

I don't care much for the purple jerseys at all. In any circumstance. I understand it's a (tertiary) school color, so it doesn't really offend my sensibilities as such, I just don't think they look that good.

My preferred scenarios...
"Normal" home games: orange jersey/white pants

"Big" home games: All orange, but I prefer the Danny philosophy of only breaking them out for important games and only when the team has earned the right to wear them (open to interpretation on both of course). I just want orange pants to mean something special again, ya know?

"Normal" road games: All white, baby! I just love the look. It just says, "Nope, nothing special about us...we're just here to wreck your house and go home. All in a day's work."

"Big" road games: Ranked opponent, bowl game, rival team, Thursday night, or whatever. White jerseys and purple pants. If you're going to mix in purple, then this is the most tasteful combo.

And I'm sure everyone here agrees... Don't jack with the helmets. Ever. Well, I guess a throwback helmet is fine for one game every couple of years or so. But please, for the love of Pete, no new designs like Maryland or GT have been goofing with. Teams with no real tradition or identity need gimmicks like that. Clemson's brand is fine the way it is.


Re: My opinion, FWIW...


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:38 AM
 

I agree with 100% on what you said


Agree***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:40 AM
 



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Dabo is handling uniforms very well in my opinion.


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:44 AM
 

Taking it out of the player's hands is a great idea. He understands that a school's tradition is bigger than the individuals. When a school starts trying to get cute with uniforms, it's like they are trying to distract everyone from something. His comment about Clemson being a brand is a great point. Clemson is Orange. Purple is a Clemson color, but those who say it's just as much of a Clemson color as Orange are painfully wrong.

Clemson needs to focus on toughening up its football product, before we get cute with uniforms again. All orange is our war paint. I still don't think we have earned to wear them. Maybe we should retire them until we beat the coots again.

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Yea,the ORANGE makes ya tough?


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:48 AM
 

(sarcasim)






#21


It's not the color that is tough, it's the concept that


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:56 AM
 

Danny Ford created that is now associated with all orange. All meaningful traditions grow from something. Our tradition of the orange pants is much more than pants of a certain color. The whole reason we love college football is all the subtle, difficult to explain things.

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You are THE MAN Dabo, keep it up! We dont need any


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:45 AM
 

cheesy ### gimmicky uniforms!


For those of you who don't like uniform changes


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:46 AM
 

there are schools out there with ALOTTTTTTTTTTTT
more tradition than Clemson who are making uniform
changes.

and this..."I think its a distraction"...(thats crap)
IMO*


#21


No one has ALOTTTTT more tradition than we do.


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:59 AM
 

I put our traditions and our uniqueness up against anyone in the country.

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I'm sorry....


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 4:01 PM
 

I love the Tigers too,but...apparently you haven't been watching CFB very long?




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Yes, that's it. I have not been watching CFB very long.***


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Re: For those of you who don't like uniform changes


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 12:01 PM
 

When you are winning don't change anything, leave it alone


Our basic uniform combo has been around since the 70s


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 12:33 PM
 

There aren't many schools that can say that.

Alabama
LSU
TN
Auburn
UGA
UNC
Clemson
FSU
Penn St
Ohio St
USC
UCLA
Oklahoma


I'm sure there are others but that is a pretty impressive list of those that understand the consistent brand.


Take UNC off of the list


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:42 PM
 

Their logo has changed, and so has their helmet color. Used to be white helmet with the letters U, N, C, in a diagonal orientation.


oregon has tons of unis


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 11:47 AM
 

and picking which ones to wear dont seem to distract them.


oh just get over it.***


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but the point is, their players don't even think about it


Posted: Oct 19, 2012 9:33 AM
 

they know every week they're going to be a wearing a different uni than before, so it's not really on their minds. if you do like we've done in the past, the players ARE thinking about the uni's. there's a difference


Uniform debates are for beyotches!!!***


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Re: Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 12:31 PM
 

Purple is horrible, keep the Ford era uniforms going!


Right On Dabo...Nuff said! Play ball & win first. ***


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:14 PM
 

GoTiGERs!

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


so in other words...


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:53 PM
 

all of the people/fans that keep talking about the uniforms...you're just a distraction!

Let those who decide that decide it and just pull for the Tigers to win no matter what! Go Tigers!


RUMOR...


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 4:03 PM
 

soooo.....All Purple this Saturday? ;)


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........SOUNDS LIKE WERE WEARING PURPLE TO ME THEN


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 6:11 PM
 

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Traditional Orange/White combos have been great. Especially


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 6:31 PM
 

when we are taking care of business like we should, or at least doing a better job of moving in that direction.

Wearing our traditional colors last year when winning big games was fantastic. Reminded me more of Clemson from several decades ago. When we are doing that consistently every week and winning big or controlling games, then maybe we can play around with other combos for fun, once in a blue moon.


Re: Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate


Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:44 PM
 

Any purple is awful, stick to the current 3 uniform (orange & white combo) that we have been using.


Re: Front Page Story: Dabo weighs in on uniform debate


Posted: Oct 20, 2012 11:13 AM
 

I miss seeing the white tops with the orange pants


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