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Clemson’s Swinney “Loved To Go To Baton Rouge And See Grandmas Flipping You The Finger”

gfx - they said itClemson coach Dabo Swinney knows a thing or two about the Southeastern Conference.  Born in Birmingham, the Tigers’ coach played at Alabama from 1989 through 1992.

Asked during his press conference this week about prepping his team for a weekend game at Syracuse — hardly an SEC-like venue – Swinney said he enjoys the abuse visitors sometimes get from hometown fans:


“I love the hostility of it, especially growing up in the SEC.  I loved to go to Baton Rouge and see grandmas flipping you the finger as we are riding on the bus.  And others would pull their shirts up.  I was like, ‘Man, this is wild.’

People talk bad about you and used to call me Skinny Swinney and all of that stuff.  I loved that.  I thought that was great.  That used to be a lot of fun to be a part of.  I embraced that.”



So Swinney likes to have hostility and insults aimed in his direction.  How very masochistic of him.

Come to think of it, ya know, he does kinda look like…


Kevin Bacon – Fraternity Paddle


And here’s to LSU, a school whose rabid fanbase is synonymous with grandmas who flip the finger at rival players.  We give that two birds up.

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