Swinney on Florida rumors: "I love Clemson and I love my job"


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Swinney scoffed at a report that he has interest in Florida.
Swinney scoffed at a report that he has interest in Florida.

CLEMSON – Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney looked genuinely stunned and dumbfounded following Wednesday’s practice when he was asked about an internet report that stated he had an interest in the head coaching vacancy at Florida.

Swinney was asked about the report by one of the media members present, and his immediate response was a shake of the head and then, “What report was that?”

Swinney then intimated that Florida hasn’t even had contact.

"Nobody has talked to me to get a report," Swinney said. "We are not going to even acknowledge that kind of stuff. Ya'll know I love Clemson. I love my job. I love my players. Me and my assistant coaches are trying to finish a great season, that's what we are trying to do...have a great finish and try to put together hopefully the best recruiting class we have ever had. We will see how it [recruiting] all pans out but that is where our focus is. Great finish, great bowl game, great recruiting class and building Clemson into a college football playoff team so we can get where we want to be. That is our biggest focus."

He then went on to say his love of Clemson is why he recently signed a long-term contract.

“Our focus is on playing this game. Again the more you sit around and talk about all the kind of stuff the more of a distraction it is,” he said. “I LOVE my job. I just signed a long contract because of that. This is a place that is special to me and I've invested a lot here. My focus is 100% on winning here and winning at the highest level.

*I spoke with a source close to Swinney after practice, and he laughed at the suggestion Swinney would be interested in Florida. He said that with Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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coming back next season, a highly-rated recruiting class coming in and the momentum building in the program that Swinney has told his staff he wouldn’t go anywhere. He also mentioned Swinney’s family situation – his three sons are heavily involved in school in the area – and said there was “absolutely no basis” to that report.

On David BeasleyDavid Beasley
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’s availability this weekend

“He wants to play. We'll see how it is. I don't know how much we'll play him but he wants to play. It's one of those things that he's gotten better and better and better. We'll see how he is on Saturday and what kind of juice he's got going, which will determine how much he plays. We need our best guys out there because we really need to get that confidence, chemistry and continuity where we need it to be.”

Deshaun Watson update

“Watson is doing all of the underwater treadmill stuff from a running standpoint and he's doing some rehab stuff out here. Most of his running right now is on the treadmill. We're trying not to put a ton of stress on him right now. “

On Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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“He has had a good week, just like I knew he would. He was back at work and I think he will play a great game Saturday.”

On if Cole’s mental edge wasn’t sharp with the return of Watson

“I think that can be a natural thing for young people. You've won four games and are offensive MVP and feeling pretty good. But that's the nature at any level, the starter come backs and you have to be ready to go. He didn't have a good game Saturday and we are going to play better. Everybody has to do their part. It's not just one player - everybody has to play better.”

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Dugatiger®
spacer What does he know? The insiders are on top of this!
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spacer Re: He should. One of the few schools that you can coach at
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spacer Re: As the old drunk said, "son, I have let more run off my
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spacer you are a good example...
7173TIGER®
spacer Re: He has lost five straight to SC. Look it up. When will
peanut
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Dugatiger®
spacer I am glad that Dabo loves Clemson so much.
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I am glad that Dabo loves Clemson so much.
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spacer Re: I am glad that Dabo loves Clemson so much.
Dugatiger®
spacer The reason everyone puts up with him losing to the coots
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Dugatiger®
spacer Hey look this dumb b@stards back just before the coot game.
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spacer Was that media member Will Vandervort or Robert McCrae?***
CU_Kobe_24®
spacer well.. that confirm's it...
york_tiger
spacer We're not that lucky***
AllTimeClemson
spacer Re: We're not that lucky***
armsb
spacer I don't think Dabo is going anywhere, BUT
Smiling Tiger®
spacer Re: I don't think Dabo is going anywhere, BUT
ImissCJ
spacer How do you no that.***
Tiger5
spacer Re: How do you no that.***
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spacer Re: I don't think Dabo is going anywhere, BUT
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spacer Bowden was "a good man" also.***
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: Bowden was "a good man" also.***
Dugatiger®
spacer Just pointing out that the "good man" excuse is a constant.***
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spacer Lol. TCI now insinuating Dabo is lying.
cutigersJD
spacer Don't want Dabo to go BUT. . .
tigerpaws
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COTIGER1
spacer If Dabo goes we can promote Chad.
Tigerdrafted
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Ft.Lauderdale Tiger
spacer just like we were the ~20 yrs before Dabo***
RC Tiger®
spacer If CU fires him for talking to UF it will cost Clemson $21M!***
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spacer Re: If CU fires him for talking to UF it will cost Clemson $21M!***
COTIGER1
spacer What earth do you live on? Force Dabo and D-rad out?
BaronVonBarlow®
spacer Believe we heard that "we will be just fine" for 20+ years.
Tiger5
spacer Geez, coaches these days!***
RC Tiger®
spacer Re: Don't want Dabo to go BUT. . .
Dugatiger®
spacer But kept his options open by negotiating a LOPSIDED buyout!!
Razzmatazz
spacer What other coaches refuse money so his assistants can be
Tiger5
spacer That's PR. Why did he negotiate such a LOPSIDED buyout?
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spacer No! CU paid TB a few MONTHS (not yrs) after granting buyout.
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spacer Have learned to accept the November drama coming from dabo
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spacer No big-time football school will hire Dabo at this point.
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spacer TLDR. Somebody give me a 1-hour synopsis.***
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spacer Maybe a 1-second lobotomy.... Carhart-style. (#:~{>***
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spacer Re: is this plagiarized? it looks plagiarized.***
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Dugatiger®
spacer I disagree with your statement in the 39th paragraph.***
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spacer He copied and pasted it from the athletics website***
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spacer & Dabo is 2-7 v OOC Final AP Poll, 5-7 v SEC. UF-bound? No!
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spacer Gene Chizik says "HELLO!'
tigerband1®
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Dugatiger®
spacer Meyer 2-for-2 on MWC title. UF didn't hire exNFL coach Miles***
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spacer Honestly, this is one of the silliest posts I have ever seen
cutigersco
spacer "You're 5-7 vs SEC, 1-5 vs SCAR, & 2-4 vs FSU. Come to UF!"***
Razzmatazz
spacer You need to find another team to support
CTiger423®
spacer You'll have to find a logical counterpoint.
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spacer should Dabo depart, Venables for head coach.***
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spacer Great season?***
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spacer one florida wouldnt go after him..
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spacer Do you honestly think UF wants Dabo? A guy who knows less
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spacer They would not take him for free & he'd never survive!*****
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spacer Same Kool-Aid crowd who thought Bowden was in high demand.***
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