Dabo’s Not Done Fighting With Mike Norvell

Dabo Swinney clearly isn’t done with his war of words with Florida State head coach Mike Norvell after the cancellation of Saturday’s game over, in Norvell’s words, “a COVID concern.” Dabo thinks FSU pussed out and used a Clemson COVID situation as an excuse to call off the game. Norvell fired back Monday, explaining that he’s just trying to protect his players and making sure the Clemson-FSU game is played safely in Tallahassee.

Dabo’s still steaming mad that his school’s out $300,000 and hasn’t played since losing to Notre Dame on November 7.

“I’m not very worried about what they say down in Tallahassee. I’ve been here 18 years,” Dabo said Tuesday. “They’ve had 3 coaches in 4 years. I’m not worried about advice from down in Tallahassee.”

Norvell was asked about Dabo not letting this drama go away and whether he would like the opportunity to fire back and keep this content going. “I’m really pretty much done talking about it. We’re moving forward,” Norvell said.

Clemson plays its final home game Saturday against Pitt before traveling to Virginia Tech on December 5 for the regular season finale. The ACC Championship is scheduled for December 19. That leaves December 12 as an option for a rescheduled Clemson-FSU matchup. Don’t hold your breath that Clemson fires up the jumbo jet to make that game happen.


Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. Joe, No worries. One day the Bucknuts will beat Clemson. IMHO last year’s Ohio St team was the best ever personnel-wise. And still they lost the final 3 quarters and the game to a Clemson team which was several notches below the natl championship caliber of the year before. This year’s Buckeye and Clemson teams both look a step below last year — maybe this will change, but Bama is winning the eye test. And without the SEC and Clemson leading the way for college football, the Buckeyes do not play at all in 2020. Yes. You’re welcome. And I take it you’ve already moved South or will soon. Seriously, you work for a 1st class organization and keep up the good work!

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