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