Clemson, as you’re aware, slayed the Alabama Goliath late last night. To the victor goes the spoils, and for Dabo Swinney, that meant naming names.
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“Now y’all gotta change your stories,” said the Clemson coach. “You gotta change the narrative. Y’all gotta mix it up. The guy that called us a fraud — ask Alabama if we’re a fraud.”
Dabo pretended not to remember his name.
“Was his name, Colin Cowherd? I’ve never met him. Don’t know him. Ask Alabama if we’re a fraud. Ask Ohio State if we’re a fraud. Ask Oklahoma if we’re a fraud. The only fraud is that guy.”
Here’s precisely what Colin said in late November:
The Spun transcribed at the time:
“Clemson’s a fraud. Clemson is going to get their ears boxed by whoever they play. They should have three losses, maybe four. I don’t buy into Clemson. They’re the New York Giants of college football. I don’t care what their record is. I don’t buy into them. And I had Clemson in the final four, so I should be rooting for them. I got no dog in the fight here. I think USC is the second-best team in the country and Vegas agrees.”
I mean: I’m personally a big fan of Colin, but he took an L here. This is an occupational hazard in the sports talk radio industry, and is especially true from hosts that are more opinionated.