Dabo Swinney believes that Clemson is still not respected

Tavien Feaster

Tavien Feaster

And he argued that the perceived bias is why the Tigers have to be ideal.

Dabo Swinney does not retract his stance of "Clemson is being disrespected". Had Clemson lost to SC like that, he said, there's no way they'd be in the playoff.

However, coaches will do everything possible to motivate their players, and if "we are being disrespected" works for Clemson, Dabo could also continue to use it.

"It's been that way all year long", said Swinney, whose Tigers have won two of the past three national championships.

Clemson (12-0), No. 3 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, has won seven straight this season by at least 31 points going back to a 21-20 escape against North Carolina on September 28.

Clemson has not played a team that is still ranked, but won all but one of their games in dominant fashion.

However, the major flaw in Clemson's playoff resume is its schedule, which is likely why there is less room for error compared with other teams. Its strength of schedule is ranked No. 69 in the country, too.

Also, none of its opponents are now ranked - though Virginia, the ACC Coastal champ, might slid into the top 25 after beating No. 24 Virginia Tech this week ahead of the conference title game.

"There's nobody been more consistent than us. It's my job to build a good program, and I think we've done a nice job of that for a long time", Swinney said. "Maybe we need some of them ACC guys on some of them big network shows that they have ..."

"All I can tell you is that we're 10-1 against the SEC in our last 11". So has Ohio State and so has Alabama, and we've played both of them. Our program is what people don't focus on. And let me tell you: Virginia, they'd be in 9-3 in any league. V-Tech, they'd be whatever they are, 8-4 in any league.

"There's a lot of good football teams in this league, but people just don't pay attention". But at the end of the day, it's not my job to build a good league.

While Clemson has probably not been praised as much as Ohio State and LSU, the Tigers remain a consensus team among the top three nationwide.

The Tigers now hold a 26-game winning streak overall and the only obstacle left in their path before the ACC Championship game is in-state rival SC.

Clemson entered Week 14 ranked No. 3 by the College Football Playoff committee, and it's likely to remain there next week after Ohio State's win over MI and if LSU beats Texas A&M.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Seminoles hand No. 17 Vols first loss of season

    Seminoles hand No. 17 Vols first loss of season

    He's also converted 84.2 percent of his foul shots this season. "There is no reason we should be turning the ball over 21 times". It will be a rematch for the Boilermakers, who lost to Florida State last season in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.
    Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platforms

    Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platforms

    Other prominent phones to come with the new chipsets could be the Galaxy Note 11, OnePlus 8 , Pixel 5 and more. However 5G gained't be included by default, just by advantage of getting the newest and best Qualcomm chipset.
    Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019

    Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019

    In addition to the best games and apps, Apple also highlighted the trends of the year that dominated the two categories. Spectre Camera bills itself as "an AI-powered shutter for your iPhone, letting you create fantastic long exposures".
  • Official Redmi K30 teasers confirm quad cameras, side-mounted fingerprint sensor

    Official Redmi K30 teasers confirm quad cameras, side-mounted fingerprint sensor

    Inspecting the posters closely, Xiaomi has confirmed that the device will come with a quad-camera setup on the back of the device. As per a report from XDA Developers , we already know somethings regarding the design and specifications of the K30 lineup.
    Richarlison signs new Everton deal

    Richarlison signs new Everton deal

    Brazil global Richarlison has signed a new contract extension with Everton , the Premier League club announced on Friday.
    Oil prices surge as Saudi seeks more supply cuts

    Oil prices surge as Saudi seeks more supply cuts

    Brent futures rose 17 cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $61.09 a barrel by 0516 GMT, after having gained 0.7 per cent on Monday. US crude oil inventories likely declined by 1.8 million barrels last week, according to six analysts polled by Reuters.
  • Sundar Pichai to lead Alphabet as Larry Page steps down

    Sundar Pichai to lead Alphabet as Larry Page steps down

    Before today, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were CEO and President of Alphabet - now that job goes to the CEO of Google. For more, you can read Page, Brin, and Pichai's announcements at the source link below.
    Justin Hartley's Ex Chrishell Shares Cryptic Post Amid Divorce

    Justin Hartley's Ex Chrishell Shares Cryptic Post Amid Divorce

    Her papers also indicate that she wants Justin to pay her attorney's fees and spousal support, and he does not want to pay either, TMZ reports.
    'Robert Mugabe had only 1 farm and 10 cars'

    'Robert Mugabe had only 1 farm and 10 cars'

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The wealth of Zimbabwe's former longtime president Robert Mugabe was long a mystery. In Zimbabwe, if a person dies without a will, then the assets are divided between the spouse and children.
  • Sperm whale found dead with litter ball inside stomach

    Sperm whale found dead with litter ball inside stomach

    Local resident Dan Parry shared his thoughts on a Facebook page set up to highlight debris washing up on nearby Luskentyre Beach. Some experts estimate that about 14 billion pounds of trash -most of it plastic- are dumped into the world's oceans annually.

    Kyle Busch pins WWE's R-Truth to win 24/7 title belt

    During the reveal, Busch had the chance to pin down the current holder of the title as Waltrip counted to three to secure the win. The WWE 24/7 Title can be defended in any place at anytime, so you never know when the belt might end up changing hands.
    BBB offers consumer advice on navigating Cyber Monday safely

    BBB offers consumer advice on navigating Cyber Monday safely

    The Better Business Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service are warning people about identity theft this holiday season. In 2018, American consumers spent a record-breaking 7.9 billion dollars online on Cyber Monday alone.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.