What Dabo Swinney said about Clemson not playing South Carolina this year
Thanks to COVID-19, the Palmetto Bowl won’t be played for the first time since 1908, and the whole country loses, because it’s one of the great rivalries in college football.
The SEC announced last week that it would play a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 season, meaning the Palmetto Bowl wouldn’t happen this year despite South Carolina’s fight to keep it.
Will Muschamp expressed some frustration over the cancelation.
“It’s unfortunate that we will not be playing Clemson this season but that wasn’t our choice, it was a league decision. That’s a game that is important to our program, our institution and our state, and one that President Caslen and Coach Tanner pushed hard to make happen. I look forward to renewing the rivalry in 2021.”
On Thursday, Dabo Swinney was asked his thoughts on the Palmetto Bowl cancelation.
“It’s kind of crazy to be honest with you to think that we’re going to go all the way to Notre Dame or they’re going to go to Texas or Mississippi or wherever to play but we can’t meet each other,” Swinney said, via Grace Raynor.
Dabo reiterates he’s sad about no South Carolina and what it means for this state. Says it’s out of his and Will Muschamp’s hands, though.
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) August 6, 2020