Clemson Football: Dabo Swinney doesn’t care about negative criticism


Despite the negative comments that have come his way, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney isn’t surprised by any of it and will continue to remain positive.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney met with the media via a conference call last week and had some positive words to say about the upcoming College Football season.

Despite the doubts and uncertainty surrounding the season, Swinney said that he had ‘zero doubt’ that the season would start on time and expressed great optimism about getting to be back on the field sooner rather than later.

He was absolutely blasted on social media by analysts and fans alike.

Despite those negative comments, the Clemson coach appeared on ESPN U Radio with Mark Packer and was asked if the uproar was surprising to home.

"“No. It does not surprise me at all,” Swinney said via The Clemson Insider. “You know, I could say the sky is blue and somebody would be as mad as anything. I just answered the question the other day. That is another thing. You answer questions and you try to be honest and transparent and you answer questions, and then you get blasted because somebody might not agree with your answer or something like that.”"

Instead, Swinney continued to express the same positivity as he had earlier last week when asked about the College Football season. He said that his optimism comes from his faith and said that he will live by faith, not by fear moving forward.

"“As I said the other day, all that I live my life on is faith,” he said. “I think faith and fear are exactly the same thing. It is in believing in something you can’t see. So, I just chose faith. I just believe in our country. I believe in this world. I believe in unbelievably smart people that we have out there. But more importantly, I believe in God.“I believe, believe, believe in God. He is so much bigger than this. There are so many fearful things, but God can stamp this thing out just as quick as it rose up. I don’t have any doubt that is what is going to happen. That is my belief.”"

Swinney isn’t pretending to be a medical professional or expert.

Instead, he is going off of what has been told to him currently by the NCAA and is making the decision to share positivity rather than spread more negativity.

There’s nothing wrong with remaining positive in light of a situation that we have no control over. Instead, he is choosing to spread those positive vibes and has been clear that his faith is a major part of why he chooses to remain upbeat in a time that has certainly been scary for the world.

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In the end, you can agree or disagree with Dabo Swinney, but that’s not going to change his outlook on life or the positive nature of his discussions moving forward.