Plenty of players and coaches at the highest level of sports claim they don’t pay attention to what’s said on TV and radio or what’s written in the newspaper or online.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney apparently isn’t in that group.
Swinney’s Tigers claimed their first national championship in 35 years Monday night with a thrilling 35-31 win over Alabama.
Swinney and his club earned the right to puff their chests out a little, especially after erasing a 14-point deficit, and the outspoken coach was more than willing to do so after the game. However, he wasn’t trash-talking the Crimson Tide. Instead, he had FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd in his crosshairs.
Cowherd, all the way back in November, went in on Clemson, calling the Tigers a “fraud.”
“Clemson is going to get their ears boxed by whoever they play,” Cowherd said, adding he didn’t “buy into them.”
Then, Monday night happened, and Swinney shot back.
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