Swinney updates status of Deon Cain


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Swinney updates status of Deon Cain

Swinney talked to the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview the National Championship game vs. Alabama and discussed various topics including the playing status of suspended wide receiver Deon Cain.

"He is supposed to be back tomorrow when classes start, but he won't be with us, and as I said down there (in Florida) he's got to grow up," Swinney said. "He's got to make a decision to be a great player at Clemson. But if you are going to be a great player at Clemson then you have to follow the rules. It's just that simple. Otherwise, you have to go somewhere else, so he will figure that out. I hope he will be back tomorrow. We will make the decision that this thing is not about him. It's really not."

Swinney shared an interesting statistic of how Clemson walk-ons scored more points (19) than the entire Oklahoma football team (17) in the 2015 Orange Bowl.

"I don't mean this in a negative way, but our walk-ons scored more points than Oklahoma's team in the ballgame. "I think that's a great message to a guy like Deon Cain. Greg Huegel and (Hunter) Renfrow scored 19 points in the game. So that sends a message that we can win without you, and hopefully he will do what he got to do because at some point you have to grow up. If he doesn't want to grow up, then he won't have an opportunity to join this team again. But if he does the things that he needs to do, he will have a chance to come back. It's really on him. I can't do that for him. I can't do it. My job is just to help him grow as a great person and man and that's what I am trying to do. That's my number job to develop these guys into men. It doesn't matter the type of talent they have, I am here to serve their heart, not their talent. That's all I am trying to do with Deon."

Cain has 34 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman.

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spacer Clemson’s walk-ons scored more points than Oklahoma’s team.
Tiggity®
spacer Boom !!!!
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Boom !!!!
SBCharleston
spacer Drop the mic***
Leadeath
spacer Re: Drop the mic***
TigerJB3
spacer 6 points Renfrow; 13 points Huegel***
clemsongt
spacer Re: 6 points Renfrow; 13 points Huegel***
WhoaNellyKJ®
spacer Reminds me
bprice563
spacer #7 took "Go C0cks" a little too literally.***
AppTiger02
spacer i hope deon decides to return and follow the rules
jackorange
spacer Deon's timing couldn't had been worse
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Deon, we love having you at Clemson and we
orangeman
spacer ^^^
oghost®
spacer shhhh, Dabo said we don't need him.
Obed
spacer BAHAHAHA! FORGET IT!
oriyah10
spacer Re: BAHAHAHA! FORGET IT!
oriyah10
spacer Clemson will always need a talent like Deon, Sammy...
Knuck®
spacer First it sounds like he'll be in class, but can't be with
David78®
spacer I'm confused too. It kinda sounds like Deon has been MIA
ChucktownOrange
spacer Life is about accountability and responsibility...
iTiger
spacer Well, I'm sure going to class is on Dabo's list of things
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spacer Something wrong with that picture***
kpropes
spacer I'm glad Dabo's with me on this...
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spacer I don't have a horse in this show but did
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littlewolf
spacer Yeah - that's him. Thanks !!!***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Re: I'm glad Dabo's with me on this...
Super_Squirrel
spacer I assume if he decides to rejoin the team for 2016 he can...
ClemBert
spacer That's the way it sounds
Prime T. Tiger
spacer So it sounds like...
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Re: So it sounds like...
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Re: So it sounds like...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer 2014-Ben Boulware outscores OU. 2015-CU Walkons outscore OU***
jtiger1®
spacer Christ those are some ugly uniforms***
jtiger1®
spacer Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
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spacer Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
MaukaTiger®
spacer Anyone think he's lying?
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Airing dirty laundry in public is inappropriate
PolkHighBundy
spacer laughable - you are an idiot
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spacer Thank you epifunny
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spacer Re: FB Update: Swinney updates status of Deon Cain
I bleed orange
spacer Playing without Cain may cost us Natl Championship
SocMan2®
spacer Re: Playing without Cain may cost us Natl Championship
deroberts
spacer Fair question DE - Bammer is susceptible to the deep ball
SocMan2®
spacer Re: Fair question DE - Bammer is susceptible to the deep ball
Tigerluvr
spacer We lose to Bama some may blame Cain for a close loss
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