An NCAA rule will give Clemson less practice time than Alabama in the days leading up to the championship game next week, but Tigers coach Dabo Swinney isn’t letting that become a distraction. The rule is that since Clemson’s spring semester starts this week, while Alabama’s doesn’t until after the championship game, the Crimson Tide will have an unlimited practice schedule while the Tigers must adhere to NCAA regulations.
Still, per ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, via Swinney’s interview on Mike and Mike this morninng, the coach isn’t fazed.
On @MikeAndMike Dabo Swinney on Clemson having less practice time than UA:“This ain’t rocket science. We’re either good enough or we’re not”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 5, 2016
That’s just how most would have expected Swinney to respond, to be honest. Clemson has played with a chip on its shoulder all season long, seeking to prove that does belong among the elite and now, with a date with Alabama set for next week, don’t expect that style to change.
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