Swinney fired up after another Clemsoning question
|2015-11-04 12:27:34.0- -||
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney discussed various topics on Wednesday during his time on the weekly ACC media teleconference and he had to respond to another media question about the term "Clemsoning."
Gene Frenette from the Florida Times-Union proposed the following question to Swinney.
"Coach Swinney I am sure you have made reference to it in the past to what is obviously a derisive term when people use the term Clemsoning," Frenette said. "Given this is probably going to be your fifth straight 10 win season, you have an ACC Championship in your hip pocket. Do you think that term should be passe or do you think it is going to require another win over Florida State for any anti-Clemson faction to get rid of that term from their vocabulary?"
Swinney did not mince words about his frustrations with the question and the timing shortly after his team was labeled the nation's top team in the first College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night.
"The last thing I am worried about is some anti-Clemson faction," Swinney said. "It's really a shame you asked me the question. If Florida State beats us this week it just means they are better than us. It means they made more plays than us. There is no shame in losing a ballgame. I don't know why yourself and other people out there have to ask these questions that hold us to a higher standard. We are proud of who we are and how we have done things. So let's move on to another question. We are focused on beating Florida State. We are not worried about some Anti-Clemson (faction). I don't know why people keep asking questions like this. Next question."
Clemsoning now translates to No. 1 @CFBPlayoff ranking— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 4, 2015
Here is what happened last month when a reporter asked Swinney about Clemsoning:
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