Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier have traded barbs over the years, given the rivalry between Clemson and South Carolina, but as you'll see below, they have nothing but respect for each other off of the field. Tuesday, Swinney, the day after it was announced that Spurrier would be retiring as head coach of the Gamecocks, had some heartfelt words for his adversary.
Swinney told reporters during his weekly press conference that Spurrier is "one of the best to ever walk the sideline." Check it out, via TigerNet.com:
Spurrier certainly made his mark on college football. It's great to see that even his biggest rivals recognize it.