Prior to to the Clemson-South Carolina contest this past Saturday, a scuffle broke out between the two programs.

Multiple USC players claimed that Clemson players were directing racial epithets towards the Gamecocks’ team.

Suffice it to say, but there’s no place for these sort of slurs — regardless of the situation.

On Sunday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the incident with the media. The players in question denied the racial allegations. Swinney then relayed the following message:

“I believe my guys. That’s all there is to say about it.”

Next year’s game will take place in Columbia. Based upon this controversial fracas, South Carolina will be highly motivated to beat its in-state rival.