Dabo on running down the hill for 1st time


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Yahoo's Dan Wetzel interviewed Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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Thursday about some of his experiences at the beginning of his Clemson tenure five years ago.

Kiss the rock? Do you know how many unwashed hands have rubbed that thing?
"My mom wasn't happy with that," he laughed. "It was just an instinctive thing. It was, 'Man, this is happening.'"

Finally the cannon shot off, signaling it was time to run. Off went Dabo, down the hill and into his future, into a glorious Clemson future perhaps only he saw coming, one where the games just seem to get bigger and bigger and better and better and then bigger and better again.

"Running that hill," he says, "it's amazing. It's humbling. It's intense. It's exhilarating."
He finally pauses for a breath. "It's just something that never, ever gets old. Never." It's Clemson Football, man.

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