Just about everyone added their two cents about the feud that took place last week between Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban. One college football coach who refuses to get involved is Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.
Dabo Swinney, during yesterday's visit to Mount Pleasant as part of the school’s Prowl & Growl Tour, wanted nothing to do with the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher flap last week.https://t.co/0GDCYqLOam
— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) May 25, 2022
Swinney, who is an Alabama graduate, did not want to talk about Saban or Fisher.
Who is Dabo Swinney backing in this college coaches fight? Need to know so I join the other side
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) May 19, 2022
“I don’t know, I’m just focused on the Tigers,” Swinney told tv station Live5News. “I ain’t getting involved in all that stuff. You know, it’s… I’ve had plenty of comments on NIL. I’m just focused on our guys and what we need to do and helping our guys be successful.”
Has Nick Saban, or Dabo Swinney for that matter, ever actually articulated why they think it’s acceptable for football coaches to get paid millions but not football players? Has either been asked to make the distinction? Genuinely curious.
— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) May 19, 2022
Swinney has had plenty to say recently about the NIL and was one of the first coaches to come out against it.
“There’s no rules, no guidance, no nothing. It’s out of control. It’s not sustainable. It’s an absolute mess and a train wreck, and the kids are going to be the ones who suffer in the end,” Swinney said in April. “There are going to be a lot of kids that end up with no degrees and make decisions based on the wrong things. There are going to be a lot of decisions based on short-term stuff, and they’re going to sacrifice the long-term value of education, relationships, and connectivity. It will settle out eventually. But, no, it’s not what it was supposed to be.”