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Dabo Swinney: “I Don’t Know” If Georgia Faked Injuries

No, you can’t “tweet that …” Usually outspoken Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney took the diplomatic route when asked by reporters Sunday whether he believed Georgia Bulldogs’ defensive players faked injuries in an effort to slow down the Tigers’ high-octane offense. “You know, I don’t know,” Swinney said….

No, you can’t “tweet that …”

Usually outspoken Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney took the diplomatic route when asked by reporters Sunday whether he believed Georgia Bulldogs’ defensive players faked injuries in an effort to slow down the Tigers’ high-octane offense.

“You know, I don’t know,” Swinney said.

Obviously it didn’t work, as Clemson defeated the Bulldogs 38-35 in a thriller at Death Valley.

“Someone sent that clip to me today,” Swinney said, referring to a video of a Bulldog player appearing to take a dive. “I’ll let others speak on that. I’m not worried about that. I don’t try to get into second-guessing that stuff. You are getting into ethical behavior there. If you really aren’t injured and you have guys go down, that gets into the ethics of the game.”

To read our earlier report on Georgia’s alleged fake injuries, click here.

And to read our earlier report on a very real injury sustained by one of Georgia’s key offensive weapons – wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell – click here.

The Bulldogs (0-1, 0-0 SEC) host sixth-ranked South Carolina (1-0, 0-0 SEC) on Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

 

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45 comments

Tiffany September 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Dabo should know about fakery. I have dated lots of Clemson men and I have had to fake it every time. Must be the mountain air that shrinks their p.p’s

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Norma Scok September 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Ever heard the term “hot dog in a hallway”?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

HELLZ NO!

Have you?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

HELLZ NO!

Have you?

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shifty henry September 3, 2013 at 8:01 am

Did you mean “got hog” – spellcheck wouldn’t have caught that…

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ElwoodBlues September 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Wow, how many guys have you slept with? Must be something about those Clemson men for you to keep going back to them….Guess they were throwing the garden hose down the cellar steps.

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Tiffany September 2, 2013 at 7:09 am

ElwoodBlues

Clemson guys pay in cash. Sometimes with farm products, but mostly cash. Cash and carrots keeps me coming back.
Tiffany

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shifty henry September 3, 2013 at 8:15 am

So that’s where we got the saying, “cash and carry!”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 2, 2013 at 9:17 am

Must be the mountain air that shrinks their p.p’s

Maybe it was you?

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shifty henry September 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

Nikki – is that you?

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shifty henry September 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

A father was discussing his daughter. “She goes to Clemson University. She could have gone to the University of South Carolina, but it’s one more letter she would have to remember.”

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TankMcNamara September 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

again, so what? if that’s what a defense has to do and its not illegal, then do it. what’s the difference between an offense operating quickly so a defense can’t substitute and the defense doing what it has to do to slow it down as long as its legal?

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Norma Scok September 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Why not just have every member of the team play hurt every down, so the defense can make sure what they are doing? Everybody can just fall down all at once, every play.

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Bullgerbil September 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Seriously? You’re justifying faking an injury to slow down a hurry up offense? You must’ve been that little bitchy kid running around whining “no fair” when things didn’t go your way. Or maybe you’re a soccer fan.

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SparkleCity September 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Who cares……..

I didn’t watch a single game all weekend and I do not plan to from what I have seen and come to realize

Bread and circus for the masses is all it has become.

Fake dope to keep the rabble from being too restless while the world is going to shit….

When the state supported college teams across the nation have 100% of their players from within the state, give me a call. Other than that all they are are mercenaries and/or gladiators who will be suffering chronic brain damage down the road and unless you are totally oblivious to what is going on, supporters of this bullshit will only make matters worse.

Fuck a bunch of college and professional football.

Come to think of it, fuck football altogether for what it has become and what it is has come to represent.

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Norma Scok September 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Everything sucks. You should kill yourself.

I thought all that emo shit was over?

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SparkleCity September 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

Per “Pulp Fiction”:

Allow me to retort:

Fuck a bunch of football…………..

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9" September 2, 2013 at 3:24 am

I forgot to watch,too,but had sex in the stadium restroom,and in the parking lot…Go Cocks!

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SparkleCity September 2, 2013 at 9:18 am

Did you switch hands in order to get some “strange”?

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9" September 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Is that something you discovered on your own?

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CNSYD September 2, 2013 at 9:45 am

The wild and wonderful Whites would be a good addition to your home state team.

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Darkside101906 September 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Kinda early to start talking shit there boo hoo sweeny. How bout work on and worry about ur sorry offense. You let them match u point for point. Clowney os gonna bust ur guys up.

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Tiger Fan September 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm

With your great grammar and spelling I can tell that you probably aren’t a Clemson graduate, I won’t speculate on where or if you went to school. Regardless, can you tell me where Dabo was “talking shit” in this article?

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Darkside101906 September 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Ohhh poor babies… am I offending you? Clemson fans and the coach are cry babies. See u when u lose to FSUand USC. Ps… don’t worry about where I graduated from. Worry about ur own business.

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Norma Scok September 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

“Ps… don’t worry about where I graduated from.”

Thats code for “I never darkened a doorstep on any university, and probably couldn’t find USC on a map”.

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Darkside101906 September 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Like that one. Pretty good norma. Still make more money than most people. Its nice to own ur own business… scooter, dabo cried all last year, however, squishy, that’s fantastic. dirt peckers… my wife is an FUS fan. don’t worry norma clemson will lose that one.

Scooter September 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

The only cry baby that I have heard of is your coach who whined and cried about Ron Morris. ” I won’t talk to the press until he leaves.” Now that is a big one.

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Squishy123 September 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Doesn’t USC play Vanderbilt in a couple weeks? That’s always a scary game for the dirt peckers, it seems that the brainiacs have USC’s number. Don’t try to explain it to Clowney, it’ll just confuse him without pictures.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

*We* have Jim Sweet. They have Darkside, Thomas, and the artist formerly known as BigT.

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ElwoodBlues September 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Wow, Guess you were out of school when the “No chlld left behind” thing kicked in huh ReRun???

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Darkside101906 September 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm

No this is from the phone and apparently they don’t make the keys big enough elwood. At least ur names no norma.

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Norma Scok September 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Apparently, it was really a food poisoning conspiracy. Last week Clowney had it, this week, then entire Ga team did. Odd that food poisoning only seems to affect the SEC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWNYt_3Q8OU&feature=youtu.be

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Bullgerbil September 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Adopt the CFL rule: ” If the Referee finds it necessary to suspend play while an injured playerreceives medical attention on the field, that player shall be required to leave the
game for a minimum of three plays, except when the injury had occurred as a direct result of an infraction for which the opponent was penalized, in which event the Referee may waive the requirement for the player to leave the game

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Thomas September 2, 2013 at 1:38 am

speaking of the CFL, last I heard, Steve Garcia was told to go back to FLA to take care of some personal matters. Did he ever go back to the CFL? How Spurrier put up with him I don’t know. He was a lousy QB…probably tied to the Gunter-Parker gambling syndicate and shave points?

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Thomas September 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

6th rank South Carolina? The number 5 team fell, we should be number 5th today, Clemson 6th, A/M 7th as this founding editor sees it. NC was no slouch at 8-4 last season.

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9" September 2, 2013 at 2:17 am

Mr D needs to concentrate on his sartorial decisions…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_S532DjrZk

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Jim Sweet September 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

hell yea the dogs were faking cheating punks. Dabo is just to much a gentle man to make fun of them now that he won. all this talk about sec and we all seen how soft they are. faking hurts and people crying on the side lines. haha! yall made fun of me for it but Dabos’ the best coach in Aemrica and hes the man!

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Clem September 2, 2013 at 7:02 am

Dabo looks like he is “twerking” with the guy behind him. That would be the reason for the expression. Is that Danny Ford behind him?

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Cry Baby Dabo September 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

I don’t have a dog in the Clemson – Carolina fight, but it does get old that Dabo has such a chip on his shoulder and has to constantly tell the football world to show Clemson some respect. Watching his press conference yesterday I wanted to throw something at the TV. Just shut up Dabo and keep on winning. That is how you change perspectives and earn respect. Stop your bitching, negativity and whining.

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Smirks September 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

Good on Dabo’s part, that is how a coach should respond.

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Squishy123 September 2, 2013 at 10:33 am

Actually around Columbia, a more appropriate answer would be, “It is what it is… (insert teeth sucking sound)”.

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Jackie Chiles September 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Also followed by some good ribbing of that team from the Upstate that has lost 4 in a row. But who’s counting right?

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factsmaam September 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

It’s been so long since ClemTech has beaten the Cocks, little four year old Clems are hearing bedtime stories about what it was like to win.

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Kj September 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

The only reason he’s saying that because he won if Clemson lost he’d be making all kind of excuses calling uga cheaters Dabos a jackass Clemson will never win anything big or any titles as long as he is there

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Mike at the Beach September 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

On a mostly unrelated note… What ever happened with the whole “Don’t you know who I am” Dabo traffic stop that got the local cop fired and all of that? Did we ever get the whole story there, or did the cop car video ever pop up?

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