With the college football season right around the corner, most are amped up to see fans back in the stands this year. Coming off a year in which they appeared yet again in the College Football Playoff, the Clemson Tigers are poised to yet again make another run at the title.
Speaking on Tuesday to the media, head coach of Clemson, Dabo Swinney, addressed a wide range of topics including his vaccination status and that status of his team.
Dabo Swinney says he got vaccinated in March. Says he wishes he could say the whole team is vaccinated, but they’re not there. “I don’t know a single doctor that said don’t get it.”
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) July 20, 2021
Hearing a popular voice in college athletics like Swinney come out in full support of the vaccine while stating he doesn’t know a single doctor that said not to get it could provide a push for the rest of his team to get vaccinated.
The Clemson head coach has never been one to stay quiet or mince his words and he didn’t do so on Tuesday when discussing Covid-19. But that wasn’t all.
Swinney was asked about a possible expansion in the College Football Playoff and he had some concrete thoughts about the proposal.
“I’m not for it, but I wasn’t for the four-team. … I love the college game and I loved it when it was a big deal to be top 25.”
Harsh words but in reality, Swinney rarely has had to worry about his Clemson team falling outside of the top 4 in the current playoff system.
With the season around the corner, teams like Clemson with coaches like Dabo Swinney will continue to urge their players to get vaccinated so it can be somewhat of a smooth sail (hopefully) through the upcoming college football season.