Dabo Swinney statement on FFRF complaint


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Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney released a statement Wednesday on the Freedom From Religion Foundation's complaint to Clemson University which cited "constitutional concerns about how the public university's football program is entangled with religion."

Over the past week or two, there has been a lot of discussion of my faith. We have three rules in our program that everybody must follow: (1) players must go to class, (2) they must give a good effort and (3) they must be good citizens. It is as simple as that.

I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths. Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program. All we require in the recruitment of any player is that he must be a great player at his position, meet the academic requirements, and have good character.

Recruiting is very personal. Recruits and their families want – and deserve – to know who you are as a person, not just what kind of coach you are. I try to be a good example to others, and I work hard to live my life according to my faith. I am proud of the great success we have had in developing good players and good men at Clemson. We win at the highest level and we graduate players who excel on the field and in life because of their time in Death Valley. I want to thank Clemson University and all the people who have reached out to offer their support and encouragement over the past few weeks.

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TigerNet News
spacer Been gone for a while
cashmoney
spacer Funny one.***
NortherTiger
spacer Freedom From Robot Fornication***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Freedom From Religuon Foundation
Orange and Purple
spacer Re: Been gone for a while
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer This is why I love having Dabo as our coach
CUTigerDave®
spacer I joke that this is one reason that God is going to bless
ragtop
spacer Good job Dabo! Now let's beat those Dawgs and get the
AThomas®
spacer Great statement Coach!
cutigersJD
spacer Seriously - what is FFRF's motive for singling Clemson out
tatertot3®
spacer Anyone else find it ironic
CUTigers0625®
spacer Would be ironic, except for the...
tigertomw
spacer Re: Would be ironic, except for the...
Tigerman1978
spacer Re: Would be ironic, except for the...
Tigerman1978
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74paws
spacer things that make you go .......hhhmmmmm***
ragtop
spacer Re: Anyone else find it ironic
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Seriously - what is FFRF's motive for singling Clemson out
tenniswarrior56®
spacer My guess is that Nuk's baptism got us on the radar.***
97CUtiger2
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phonograf®
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74TIGER
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CUTigers0625®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Well...that's pretty-much perfect. ******
Swarley
spacer Great job, Dabo!***
CUTiger1989®
spacer WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH FOOTBALL?!!!
Smiling Tiger®
spacer Re: WHATs IT to do W FOOTBALL?!!! YOu dont have a prayer
74TIGER
spacer I KNOW!!!***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer EVERYTHING!!!!!***
ragtop
spacer BUT RELIGION AND FOOTBALL ARE NOT THE SAME!
Smiling Tiger®
spacer This group is attacking the FOOTBALL coach.
Orange and Purple
spacer WAIT, YOU MEAN . . . I NEVER PUT THAT TOGETHER!
Smiling Tiger®
spacer I'm appalled.
PGTiger
spacer Re: I'm appalled.
Colorguy®
spacer What he said. The FFRF doesn***
Tiger5
spacer What he said. The FFRF doesn't recognize class and honesty
Tiger5
spacer Dabo for President
CamoClemson®
spacer Re: Dabo for President
withasigh®
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steverick
spacer Amen Coach...now git er done for 2014..beat Noles & Coots!**
lightbulbbill®
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kpttiger
spacer FFRF founder has to be an SEC Alum working for ESPN***
ColaTownTiger
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