Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quote Of The Day

On the subject of allowing NCAA football teams to scrimmage one another during spring practice, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinnery said, “Personally, I think it would be a good thing for college football to do.  College football takes in a lot of money. I think it would be an opportunity to give something back to your school or a charity."
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“The other side of it is this: We’re already doing it in basketball. Our basketball teams play other teams but it’s closed, so nobody knows about it. For example, Clemson plays Georgia in basketball every year. But it’s a closed scrimmage. You know, nobody can be in there except the two teams…”

Clemson has its annual spring game vs. Clemson on April 14, and expects a crowd of more than 30,000 fans. What if that scrimmage was against the SEC East champions located only 75 miles away? 

“If it was Georgia, we’d certainly fill it up,” Swinney said. “It would be like that for Clemson and a Georgia, or whomever it may be, in a scrimmage situation. It would probably be like that at many other spring scrimmages between teams in the Southeast region.”

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