South Carolina Looking To Cap Off The Regular Season With A Win Over Clemson

There has always been bad blood between South Carolina and Clemson fans, just like any other in-state rivalry. But, that hatred doesn't spill over to the head coaches, as both Shane Beamer and Dabo Swinney describe their relationship as friendly, even if they are battling for state supremacy.

It dates back to when Beamer was an assistant coach under Steve Spurrier at South Carolina, while Swinney was an assistant coach under Terry Bowden at Clemson, so they've definitely run into each other along the recruiting trail. Beamer had nothing but nice things to say about the Tigers head coach, as he discussed the upcoming game on Saturday night.

“I’ve just enjoyed getting know Dabo over the years,” Beamer said. “I’ve always had a ton of respect for him. Then throughout this process, he was fantastic to me. Reached out to me when my name was getting mentioned for this job, to say I hope you get it, and it would be great. I talked to him, did my press conference here on that Monday, then literally, I think twice, that week after the press conference, I talked to him. Even during the season, it’s not like I’m calling him weekly, but we’ve had a couple of phone conversations during the season."

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