Dabo Swinney Shreds Florida State After Canceled Game

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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is furious with Florida State.

The Tigers and Seminoles were supposed to play Saturday, but the game was called off after FSU had concerns over a potential coronavirus issue with Clemson after a single positive test. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, Swinney was not happy, and it sounds like he doesn’t have a ton of interest in accommodating FSU to make sure the game happens.

According to Grace Raynor, Swinney told the media Sunday that FSU should have to travel to Clemson or cover the Tigers’ travel expenses to go back to Tallahassee. He also claimed coronavirus was nothing more than an “excuse” for Florida State to not have to play the Tigers.

Honestly, good for Dabo for not holding back. Calling off an entire game because of one test is incredibly stupid.

We all want to be safe and take precautions when necessary, but this situation is just absurd.


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Clemson players were at FSU ready to roll, there was a single player who tested positive and FSU didn’t want to take the field.

I’m sorry, but I have to agree with Dabo. That’s just not acceptable. It’d be one thing if there were several cases, but that’s not what happened. If we’re canceling games over one case, then the season is over.


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While a lot of coaches would have walked the line and not said much, Dabo kept it real. Props to him for tearing into FSU for refusing to play.