Dabo's reminder to his players about 5 straight losses to South Carolina
- by Zach Barnett 4 months ago
Dabo Swinney has accomplished a number of wonderful things at Clemson.
He won the ACC championship in 2011. He won the state of South Carolina's first BCS game in January. He became the first non-SEC coach to knock off top-10 SEC foes in back-to-back games. He's posted three straight double-digit victory seasons. He's garnered two straight top-10 finishes, including the program's highest year-end ranking since its 1981 national championship.
But he hasn't beaten South Carolina, at least not as a full-time head coach. Following the 31-14 victory as the Tigers' interim head coach that won him the full-time job, Swinney has lost five in a row by scores of 34-17, 29-7, 34-13, 27-17 and 31-17.
In hopes of avoiding its sixth straight double-digit loss, Clemson now has this handy countdown clock hanging in its locker room.