Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney opened up about opting out of the Coaches’ Poll.
Jon Blau of The Post and Courier took to Twitter to share Dabo’s reasoning.
According to Blau, Swinney chose to withdraw from the Coaches’ Poll this season over “what happened voting Ohio State where he did last year.”
Dabo Swinney says he opted out of the coaches poll this year over what happened voting Ohio State where he did last year. “That was just a distraction for my team .. It doesn’t matter anyway. Who cares.”
— Jon Blau (@Jon_Blau) November 16, 2021
“That was just a distraction for my team,” Swinney said. “It doesn’t matter anyway. Who cares.”
The Ohio State situation being referred to is Dabo’s infamous decision to rank the Buckeyes No. 11 on his USA Today ballot in 2020.
OSU went on to wallop Clemson 49-28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal. For which the Tigers’ head coach was mercilessly trolled.
Swinney chose to rank Ohio State that low due to the Big Ten powerhouse only playing six regular season games. And the Clemson ball coach stood by his decision even after the loss in the CFP.
Most home wins by a Power Five Conference team in college football since 2018:
Ohio State: 21
— Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) November 12, 2021
The Tigers are in the midst of down season by the ACC power’s standards. Clemson is currently unranked with a 7-3 record and sit at second in the conference.
That’s a far cry from the 79-5 mark Clemson held from 2015-2020.
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