Shane Beamer and Dabo Swinney discuss mutual respect they have for one another
While the rivalry inside the Palmetto State may be intense, don’t look for that to bleed over to the coaching staffs leading the South Carolina and Clemson football programs.
Despite being on opposite ends of one of the best rivalries in all of college football, both Shane Beamer and Dabo Swinney have a ton of respect for one another and expressed that recently during an appearance at the Coaches for Charity event in Greenville.
“You don’t have to hate the person [on the other side of the series]. And that’s just how I look at it,” Swinney said at the event. “I have a ton of respect for Shane.”
Check out their full comments below courtesy of Aaron Cheslock of FOX Carolina.
#Clemson HC Dabo Swinney & #Gamecocks HC Shane Beamer on how their friendship affects the rivalry game. “We go way back, know his family well, and I’m really happy for him, but when it comes time to play we both want to win… pulling for him, all except right after Thanksgiving.” pic.twitter.com/5wKKj29sJL
— Aaron Cheslock (@AaronCheslock) July 28, 2021