On Wednesday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney went to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to receive the MacArthur Trophy for the Tigers’ national title win over Alabama.
While there, Swinney was asked by a local South Carolina reporter about Clemson’s schedule.
The reporter asked Swinney about the comparative schedules between Clemson and rival South Carolina. The Gamecocks feature the most-difficult schedule in college football this season, per ESPN.
In asking his question, the reporter brought up the “lack of competition in the ACC.”
Swinney laughed at the question before giving his response:
“Boy that’s a loaded question isn’t it? I couldn’t disagree more on how you phrased the question. There’s no lack of competition in our league. There’s a reason we’ve won two out of the last three national championships and it’s not because we don’t play anybody.
We’ve played everybody. We’ve played Alabama three times in national championships. We’ve played Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M…
Our league had 11 bowl teams this year…our league is incredibly competitive and deep.”
You can see his full response here.
Clearly Swinney doesn’t think the Tigers need to schedule any differently heading into future seasons.
Clemson opens the 2019 season against Georgia Tech.