Four players miss curfew, won't play in Music City Bowl


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NASHVILLE – The Clemson Tigers will be thin on the defensive line for the Music City Bowl after four players were told by head coach Dabo Swinney that they will not play in the bowl game due to missing curfew.

Swinney set a 1 a.m. curfew on the first night the Tigers were in Nashville, and tight end Durrell Barry, wide receiver Kyle Johnson and defensive linemen Jamie Cumbie and Rennie Moore showed back up at the team hotel past the curfew, and Swinney told the quartet that they would not participate in the bowl game.

Swinney said the case was pretty cut and dried, and the defensive coaches have different options in trying to cover for the missing linemen.

“They were just late,” Swinney said. “I said it was pretty simple; they weren’t going to play. We have done some different things all year. We have had Kevin Alexander playing down there in the nickel package, and Da’Quan [Bowers] can play in there. Even Malliciah can play inside. It is one game, four quarters. We have three starter-type guys to split up 60-plus plays within the ball game. Let’s go win it. We won’t make any excuses. We would have more depth if we had a couple of guys, but they are not there.”

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Crump®
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CarmelTiger
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tigergirl
spacer Re: Four players start celebration too soon
CUTIGERTIM®
spacer Not a chance they'd be suspended if they went to Florida***
ccerven
spacer Ouch! That's going to leave a mark.***
Chuckston T-Man
spacer OUCH !***
Tigers84a
spacer Great call Dabo! These aren't babies, they're grown men. If
Ltown tiger
spacer Re: I have to agree with you.***
peanut
spacer Two big games now Cumbie has cost the team***
Spud®
spacer Uhh, what was the first one?***
1Tiger1
spacer Bama , last year***
Spud®
spacer As far as I'm aware, we haven't lost tommorow's game yet***
darkhuntingtiger
spacer Yep. If you can't get back to the hotel by 1AM
Colapaw
spacer Pretty much the reason barry has been a fill in. He has
Spud®
spacer Take note Cootville. That is how you do it***
TigerD4Him
spacer and hey, at least our guys didn't
Colapaw
spacer What a bunch of idiots!***
1Tiger1
spacer I am going to have to be the dissenter here..............
CU_Tigers4life®
spacer Re: I am going to have to be the dissenter here..............
lightningkidd1
spacer Well if that is the case, thank God we had 11 guys who made
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer only punish them like this if you DON'T want it to happen
shankw
spacer There you go. Simple as that.***
Spud®
spacer Yes it is!
cutgrfan®
spacer It was a 1AM curfew, that's not strict and is easy to follow***
dhibbit
spacer Re: I am going to have to be the dissenter here..............
grover173
spacer Re: I am going to have to be the dissenter here..............
Tiger5
spacer With all the bad things in the world, to call a football gam
darkhuntingtiger
spacer oddly, no mention of this on the World Wide Leader
Tigers84a
spacer You always over punish backups
Classof09®
spacer Or none of the starters have issues?
tigerdrummer®
spacer Dabo should adopt SOS's "Suspended Until Needed" policy
bertrous
spacer lol...yep...PC next year maybe....***
ChapinTiger1
spacer S.O.B., dadgummit, comeon guys!!!!!----geeeeeezus!!***
tigrjm76®
spacer You choose your behavior, you choose the consequences.
cutgrfan®
spacer Hold em accountable...good job Coach***
54Goof
spacer dang goof. that's your brethren.........................:-)
deadsolidperfect®
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brian35
spacer Urban Meyer gave Brandon Spikes a HALF game suspension
Razzmatazz
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