Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has a kind of Peyton Manning thing going on. He isn’t funny in a traditional sense, but he’s likable and has a southern drawl.
Something about his simultaneous lack of comedic ability and inhibitions make him exceedingly likable.
While appearing on “First Take” on Monday, the defending National Championship winning coach did his best impression of sports television personality Stephen A. Smith.
One of the easier impression to do in sports, there isn’t much more to Stephen A. than yelling everything in an angry, stupefied tone.
Check it out:
If I’m being honest, not a great impression in a traditional sense. With eyes closed, not for a second would anyone think that was Stephen A. Smith talking. But Swinney’s impression has an element of candor that still makes it fun to watch. He went for it, and everyone certainly appreciates that.
Besides, he’s a National Championship winning coach. He’s getting paid to beat Alabama, not to do impressions of people who talk about him beating Alabama.
“A” for effort, coach.