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Dabo Swinney Getting Crushed For New Comment On Players Skipping Bowls

Dabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is facing some major criticism for a new comment on players skipping bowl games.

Swinney explained that he is not in favor of people living their lives in fear.

"You have different influences. Everybody kind of lives their life in fear. Anybody can get hurt in any game. Why play your senior year at all?"

"I personally don’t live my live that way -- wrap yourself in bubble wrap. You can get hurt doing anything."

Unsurprisingly, this comment is not going over well. While Swinney's comments might have some legitimacy, they ring pretty hollow when they come from a man who's making more than $6 million a season.

Clemson is set to play in a major bowl game this year. The Tigers are taking on Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff at the Orange Bowl.

Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.