Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's joke about Alabama is an absolute dud
We all know Clemson coach Dabo Swinney doesn’t come up with all his quips on the fly. Some of his one-liners have to be scripted.
Who knows what happened with this one.
Talking to the media on Tuesday, Swinney made sure to give the state of Alabama some credit outside of football. He may have thought the chuckling media was laughing with him, but it was likely laughing at him.
Dabo: We always tell everybody Alabama is the smartest state — Three A’s and a B.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) January 5, 2016
Swinney was pointing out the fact that the word “Alabama” is filled with great grades, but he may have miscounted.
Meanwhile, Swinney referenced a higher power when being asked about his thoughts on facing Alabama for a national title.
Dabo on facing Bama for title: I think God's got a sense of humor.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) January 5, 2016
That wasn’t the only question involving the man upstairs.
Reporter asks Dabo if God has Bear Bryant's voice. Dabo, playing both sides: "I don't know. He may have Frank Howard's voice."
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 5, 2016
Frank Howard was a long-time Clemson coach from 1940-1969, leading the school to an undefeated 11-0 season in 1948.