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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has some surprising comments about Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders.

While a lot of Sanders’s fellow coaches question his tactics when it comes to handling his football team, Swinney seems to support Sanders – especially when it comes to handling his roster changes.

Swinney had some comments for Sanders after his former assistant Brent Venables, who is now the coach at Oklahoma, criticized Sanders’ tactics.

“I’m not judging anybody on how they run their program,” Swinney said about Venables’s assessment of Sanders. “That’s not my job to do. I’m focused on how we run our program.”

“I think to each his own. Everybody’s got a job to do. Everybody’s situation is different. I think our job as coaches is to play within the rules and do what you have to do to compete.”

Venables said, unlike Sanders, he would allow players at least a year to figure things out before making a decision on them.

“You know, I gave guys twelve months of grace,” Venables told The Ref in Norman. “I was unlike Deion (Sanders). I gave guys 12 months of grace to figure it out.”

Maybe Venables needs to take a page of Swinney’s book when it comes to his football program and worry about what’s happening in Norman than in Boulder.

The Sooners went 6-7 in Venables’s first year as head coach.


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