Terry Don Phillips Issues Statement About Sideline Conversation With Swinney


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Statement from Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips in reaction to statements made by ESPN announcer Andre Ware at the conclusion of the Clemson vs. Georgia Tech game today.

“I have always come to the sidelines at some point during a game my entire career as an athletic director. At the conclusion of the game ESPN announcers made comments about me micro-managing the football staff during the game.

“I don’t make comments to our football staff during the game and I stay out of the way. I certainly do not micro-manage. In this instance, when Coach Swinney came to the end of the team box where I was standing, I did comment about the holding against a Clemson offensive lineman on the fourth-and-12 play at the end of the game. That frustration was directed at the call, and not towards anything our coaching staff or players had done.

“After reviewing the ESPN video I am very disappointed that the announcers made these statements, because they had no idea what I was saying or how we conduct our business here.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of Coach Swinney, the staff and the football team, for the way they handled this entire week, especially today.”

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Terry Don Phillips Issues Statement About Sideline Conversation With Swinney
Crump®
TNET idiots show themselves again!!!!!!!!!!!!!***
xtiger
for the 7342nd time this afternoon***
CUinDE
will it ever end....***
cuvatiger®
Can't believe he had to actually come out and
CS02
I hope TDP makes ESPN issue an apology***
deweather
Would love it, but doubt it will ever happen....***
chrisrules1012®
me too, and it's a shame. They can get away with that crap.***
deweather
do you expect anything better from ware***
paintedcutiger
ESPN = making sporting news, not reporting it***
cuvatiger®
Re: ESPN = making sporting news, not reporting it***
cbatiger
ESPN = Every Speculation Proving Nothng...***
woodyforprez
ESPN must be held accountable . . .
attheesso®
Re: ESPN must be held accountable . . .
axcanman
Re: ESPN must be held accountable . . .
bburns3rd
and Another Coot***
MackDaddy®
You have no business telling TDP where he should be
deleted
Re: You have no business telling TDP where he should be
axcanman
He was not coaching***
deleted
6 posts I smell chicken...how about those Coots?***
MackDaddy®
Re: 6 posts I smell chicken...how about those Coots?***
axcanman
smells like a dirty chicken to me COOT***
MackDaddy®
Re: You have no business telling TDP where he should be
GreerTiger77
And you are correct sir...it is no ones business***
MackDaddy®
COOT***
MackDaddy®
What really happened....TDP to Dabo: Your fired!***
clemson_tiger29678
Re: Terry Don Phillips Issues Statement About Sideline Conversation With Swinney
CT Tiger
Re: Terry Don Phillips Issues Statement About Sideline Conversation With Swinney
MackDaddy®
Give em h### TDP!!
CUWay
#### Straight TDP
TigerXJ
talk with mark maye too...he had no clue what he was
Graphic Tiger®
Peyton Manning knows how you feel TDP....
TigerBubba
Sometimes, TDP just needs to shutp and let things go.***
deleted
Uh I bet ESPN will be hearing from the lawyers
MackDaddy®
Uh I bet our lawyers are familiar with the 1st ammendment.***
Razzmatazz
You may be correct there, but slandering someone or a
MackDaddy®
In US law, it's a "fair comment" on public figure, no malice***
Razzmatazz
no malice?***
attheesso®
Re: Uh, ever heard of slander?***
attheesso®
at the risk of sounding immature...
deleted
I cringed when I sawTDP on the sideline on national TV.
Razzmatazz
my buddies from other schools called and asked if he
Graphic Tiger®
Re: I cringed when I sawTDP on the sideline on national TV.
orangecutiger®
Re: I cringed when I sawTDP on the sideline on national TV.
GreerTiger77
Re: I cringed when I sawTDP on the sideline on national TV.
axcanman
Appearance and Timing
mlworsham
Doesn't matter what he was saying. You never saw him on the
naywoo
Re: Doesn't matter what he was saying. You never saw him on the
tigrecalvo®
Re: Terry Don Phillips Issues Statement About Sideline Conversation With Swinney
WEOWNUSC
Yeah right. ESPN and everybody else who knows football.***
Razzmatazz

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