“That’s a HORRIBLE answer” – Clemson coach Dabo Swinney under fire from social media for suicide-related remark following Miami loss

Dabo Swinney has been the head coach of the Clemson Tigers since 2009.


“That’s a HORRIBLE answer” – Clemson coach Dabo Swinney under fire from social media for suicide-related remark following Miami loss

Dabo Swinney made a bizarre comment after the game (via X)

The Clemson Tigers lost to the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday in double overtime. The Tigers led by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter, but the Hurricanes came back. They scored 10 unanswered points to take the game to overtime. Both teams managed to score a field goal in the first OT and Miami pulled off an impressive victory in the second overtime. Clemson HC Dabo Swinney caused a little bit of a stir after the game with his post match comments.

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This was Clemson’s third loss of the season. They came into the game on the back of a 5-point win against Wake Forest. However, they weren’t able to follow that up with another win. Swinney was asked about the team’s psychologist and if the team has one to help the players cope with such defeats. The head coach had a bizarre answer to that.

Addressing the media, Swinney said when asked if they have a psychiatrist with the team:

We got ‘em. He’s probably on suicide watch right now. Yeah, we got ‘em. Again, sometimes things don’t go — I mean, I’m sure things have not gone the way y’all always want in your professional career from time to time.
Dabo Swinney to the media

He further continued by saying:

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You’ve had a plan, you’ve worked hard, you did everything and it didn’t go the way you want. Well, you know what? You just gotta keep moving, you gotta keep going.

Swinney’s comments drew criticism from the fans on social media. The Tigers have now dropped to 4-3 through seven games of the college football season. They are 2-3 in the ACC with the loss. Clemson will look to bounce back in their next game against the NC State Wolfpack.

Fans roast Dabo Swinney for suicide-watch comment

The Clemson Tigers slipped to 4-3 after an 8-point double overtime loss to the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. Clemson HC Dabo Swinney had a bizarre comment after the game when asked if the team has employed a psychiatrist to help the players after a tough loss.

Debo Swinney
Debo Swinney (via Bleacher Report)

Swinney said, “We got ‘em. He’s probably on suicide watch right now.” Fans on social media blasted the head coach for his weird response and called it a “horrible answer.” Here are some of the reactions to Swinney’s comments.

The Tigers will be on the road next week to play the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. The Wolfpack are 4-3 as well and it will be a tough game for the Tigers and Swinney. They will hope to get a win and bounce back from a tough loss this week.

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