Gamecocks send Dabo Swinney flowers after father’s death

This past Saturday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney lost his father after a long battle with cancer. It is never an easy thing to lose a family member, especially your father, and the South Carolina Gamecocks recognized that.

Swinney returned to Clemson late Tuesday afternoon and he arrived to see a special gesture. According to College Spun, the rival school in Columbia sent Swinney an arrangement of orange flowers.

It’s nice to see that the Gamecocks recognized Swinney was going through a rough time and put away their rivalry for just a moment to let the Clemson family know that they were in their prayers.

It’s not every day that you hear about two bitter in-state rivals caring for one another, but this went way beyond the rivalry on the football field.

Way to go, South Carolina. Maybe the game between the two on November 28 won’t be as tense this year.

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