The Clemson Tigers are coming off their first loss of the season, and reports are running wild that Dabo Swinney has lost control of his team.
After a video surfaced that featured two players boxing in the locker room, things aren’t going to clear up anytime soon.
The fight between the two players doesn’t appear to be motivated by anger or aggression, and the video appears to show them wearing gloves. But with several teammates video recording the incident and egging the two fighters on, Swinney was compelled to address the issue.
Everybody thinks they know how to box after the McGregor-Mayweather fight.
It’s not clear who the players were in the video, and their identity is yet to be revealed. But according to The State Swinney has already addressed the issue with his team.
“We’re aware of the video that was posted online. Coach Swinney is addressing it with the team this afternoon,” Joe Galbraith, Clemson’s Assistant Athletic Director for Communications said in a statement.
There are two ways of looking at this video. Either the Clemson program is spiraling out of control and this video is the early stages of it’s unraveling. Or, the team is loose, ready to move on from a crushing loss to Syracuse, and still having fun this season.
If the Tigers can get back to their winning ways, this will be just a blip on the radar screen of their College Football Playoff aspirations. But if they drop another contest, it could get blown up even bigger than it already has been.
Everything means something when you’re losing.
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