Swinney says ACC must "produce dominant teams"
In a recent article on CBSSports.com, Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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“All I know is I've been in this league 11 years now,” he said. “We have to produce those few dominant teams. If you look at the SEC, they've had a heck of a run, but there have been only a few of those dominant teams. They've had an undefeated team or a 12-1 team. We have not produced that in our conference.
“A lot of time people want to spin this perception that this is a basketball conference. It's a great league for athletics. Listen folks, yeah, we got a bad run for eight years now. But the SEC had a bad run for a while too. Somebody's gotta get hot.”
Clemson might be that team in 2013. The Tigers could be favored in the ACC over defending champ Florida State. Clemson is coming off an 11-win season that included a thrilling one-point win over LSU, one of those dominant SEC teams, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
“You thought we were getting to play 14 [SEC] teams,” Swinney said. “We were playing LSU -- not S-E-C -- L-S-U. But the perception from ya'll [print media] and the TV people is we were playing the SEC. It took a month for me to convince my guys we weren't playing the SEC.”
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