Dabo, Dabo, Dabo…

The shit-eating grin on Spurrier’s face after hearing about this had to be enormous… especially considering that he didn’t actually say the words that have Swinney’s panties in a wad.

Hell, that might be better than winning the SEC East if you’re a Gamecock.


Filed under 'Cock Envy, The Evil Genius

62 responses to “Dabo, Dabo, Dabo…

  1. Scott W.

    In your head, in your head…

  2. heyberto

    You just gotta ignore him Dabo… do that and you’ll be fine.

  3. Red Dawg

    Come on Dabo, that belongs on a message board or a blog, not coming from the mouth of a friggin head coach!

  4. ChicagoDawg

    That was great. Best part was the response of the reporters at the end “were good!” No questions, zero. They had enough copy for three articles and couldn’t wait to run off and bang out their stories. Good stuff.

  5. timphd

    “We’ve won more bowl games than they have been to” is a good quote though. Gotta give Dabo credit for that one. I also liked his reference that he would be fired if he had Spurriers record after 5 years. May come to fruition is he isn’t careful with these late season crashes.

    • G2

      Dunno–they kept Tommy B for a loooong time–even w/ all those late-season spirals. Clemson would most likely be a 10+ win team every yr if Spurrier were there w/ that talent imo.

  6. Dave

    Where did it come from? Good line….sounds like Spurrier

  7. TennesseeDawg

    It would have been more effective if Dabo would have just mentioned “We’ve won more bowl games than Carolina has been to so no we’re not South Carolina”. Funny how uSC fans beat their chest now after having a little success like they are Bama or LSU. You could write the entire glorious history of Carolina football on a Post It note.

  8. Bob

    I thought it was funny, but I also think that whole thing was staged. Dabo had too many numbers conveniently at the tip of his tongue. But like heyberto said, ignore the guy. You do not want to get into a Ray Goff type deal because you will lose that battle.

    • I’ve got a feeling that he has that speech memorized and stored away for recruiting purposes. I like what he’s saying in defense of his team.

      We have had a lot of practice taking flack from the OBC, so I guess this is old hat to us.

  9. Bob Greasy

    One of these days coaches will talk about their rival’s small genitalia. Until then, we have banter from dabo and the ol’ ball sack.

  10. Brandon

    If that was all off the cuff, it was a pretty impressive verbal ass whippin.

  11. Griff

    Is it just me or does Dabo sound a little bit like Spurrier? He doesn’ quite have the exact whiny twang, but I think that may come with age.
    Anyway, I really don’t have a problem with what Dabo said since he is talking about his biggest rival, but if he starts bad mouthing other teams/coaches then it will become an issue. He basically just repeated everything a Clemson fan would say if asked the same question. I think he may have lost some respect nationally but he gained a lot of respect of the Clemson folk…not sure if that is good or bad though.

    • HamDawg11

      Exactly what I thought, his mannerisms are almost identical.

      • Cojones

        What?! We have a mini-Spurrier? Spurrier will begin referring to him as Mini Me? Oh, Lord.

        • Dog in Fla

          Steve could just call him Verne


          Then Dabo could say

          • Cojones

            Didn’t occur to me that Fing made a Mini-Me Scooter. She was hell-bent getting to him! Happened to a friend of mine in Ill where she worked with him, he broke it off and she tore his outside door off at the hinges when he wasn’t there and proceeded to pour chocolate syrup all over his drawered clothes and in his boots and shoes plus his bed. She was a mean one. Strong one, too. It made the Chicago early morning show with Rick who got it from the police blotter. Heard it on the radio wakeup call before going to work and confirming it with him.

  12. Nate Dawg

    Wow. And somebody did their research, a? He was spoutin’ off numbers and facts like my high school history teacher. If that was planned, is that something you want your football team’s brain trust planning? And if it wasn’t planned, doesn’t it kinda come off looking like the OBC is totally in his head? Watch out Clempson, trust me, that’s a slippery slope.

  13. Paul

    You guys may like the bowl quip, but this was my favorite :

    He is exactly right – they ain’t Alabama, they ain’t LSU and they certainly are not Clemson. That is why Carolina is in Chapel Hill, USC is in California and the university in this state always has been and always will be Clemson. It’s right here in Clemson, SC. You can print that. Tweet that

    • 4.0 Point Stance

      I loved that part too. “Tweet that.” Although I have to say I’m disappointed to hear that Spurrier didn’t actually say the previous quote, which was extremely awesome.

  14. Will Trane

    What did Spurrier say?
    Dabo, Jabo, where are you gone, goeon.
    He has a point about the old ball coach. Spurrier had the best players in the EAST and he could not win it. The old ball coach has lost it. Best D line, best RBs, best receivers, and he could not get it done. Hell, we should have beat them other than the play of an immature QB and poor special teams.
    Got his 2 cents in for whatever reason, but he had better get his squad ready to beat VT a second time. Do that Dabo, and you can crow all year.

    • Go Dawgs!

      The quote attributed to Spurrier was something like, “we may not be LSU, we may not be Alabama, but we sure ain’t Clemson.”

      What actually happened was this: apparently Spurrier starts some comments about his team with, “we may not be LSU and we may not be Alabama… ” and then closes it out with something like, “but we’re pretty good.” Well, after closing out Clemson on Saturday night, the SC radio guy said, “as Coach Spurrier often says, ‘we may not be LSU, we may not be Alabama’ but we sure ain’t Clemson.” The full quote got attributed to Spurrier online.

      I bet he’s laughing his ass off on Augusta National right now.

    • Cojones

      Yeah, but this ain’t the time you say it. The missed opportunity was when Dabo won, not when Spurrier won. Think they will go golfing together over the summer?

      • Dog in Fla

        Maybe not. Right now they are arguing over where to buy a beach house together. Dabo wants Myrtle Beach and Steve wants Sullivan’s Island. Expect that Jimbo and Boomer will be flown in from their beach house in Florida to mediate the dispute and make them buy a place in Hilton Head.

  15. Bulldog Joe

    It would be impressive only if those were his accomplishments he was spouting off.

  16. Sanford222View

    The best part is Spurrier didn’t even say it. It was Todd Ellis the USCe radio analyst. Nice fact checking by the Clempson media there.

  17. Will Trane

    Could they be talking about the Dawgs.
    Many are saying we ain’t LSU or Bama, either. We do not belong in the SECCG.
    After all they say our defense has no chance to stop LSU’s running game. The experts say, along with the stats, we can not stop them. LSU averages over 215 rushing yards per game…which ranks them 18th nationally and 2nd in the SEC. They have tallied a league leading 32 rushing TDs this season They have the most physical offensive line in the SEC. The Dawgs defensive stats came against weak running teams and the numbers are overrated.
    Wonder if Spurrier was implying that about the Dawgs, too, since his squad did not lose a game to an East team and they beat us.

  18. Chuck

    Who did say what the EG supposedly said — “…we ain’t Clemson”? The rehearsed line that I enjoyed most was, “Carolina is in Chapel Hill and USC is in Cali.” Maybe Clemson and Arkansas can get together in the Pissed Off Bowl.

  19. The General

    Not to be too much of a nit-picking fact-checker, but Dabo is technically wrong on his numbers, yet his sentiment does reflect the truth. Clemson has not won more bowl games than South Carolina has been to; the Tigers have won exactly as many bowl games as the Cocks have played (Clemson is 16-17 in bowls; South Carolina is 4-12). Clemson has not won 100+ more games than South Carolina; they have won 91 more games. (Tigers are 625-426-45 all time; Cocks are 534-536-44). Clemson holds the edge in the series 65-40-4.

    • Go Dawgs!

      I’ll allow it.

    • Gravidy

      Thanks. I was wondering if what he said was true, but I was too lazy to look it up myself. 🙂

      • Cojones

        Me too, but it does cry for us to have a designated fast fact checker on this blog. Anyone volunteering? I would assume Bluto is busy having a life and he does refer us to football stats forever, but there are those who have these stats at their fingertips and I truly appreciate them. I would suggest Dog in Fla , but hell, he deals with the entire universe. If I knew how to make the happy face, I would put one here_.

        • Comin' Down The Track

          A colon followed by a closed parenthesis should do it.🙂

        • Dog in Fla

          Facts?! You’re talking facts? Facts don’t matter! They always interfere with making shit up 

          • Cojones

            You always have good stuff, sir. Even have my wife laughing at their efforts to find a candidate and she doesn’t like to discuss any politics. But they sure are good for laughs. Wonder when the GOP base will find out about Newt’s dalliances ….for the third time(I don’t mean him, I mean them).

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      The series record is the thing he should have brought up but didn’t.

  20. UGA says, we ain’t LSU, we ain.t BAMA, but we ain’t GT either. WE ARE GEORGIA. WOOF, WOOF

  21. HVL Dawg

    Awesome. I live in the western corner of North Carolina and I am surrounded by Clemson and SC fans. Lots of Dawgs here too.

    This week I’ve had a blast telling my SC friends congratulations for having a great 10-2 season. Then I ask them who they are playing this weekend. What? Your season is over? We are playing a big game this weekend.

    • Cojones

      A gator friend joined me yesterday and said the unfortunate words, ” Since the football season is over, what do we talk about today?” Won’t bore you with all the retorts he heard in the next minute. How often do you get set up like that?

  22. Raleigh St. Clair

    When it comes to the South Carolina/Clemson rivalry, I’ll defer to Lewis:

    “Two mules fighting over a turnip.”

    No one gives a damn, and no one ever will. There are football programs that actually matter playing games.

    One of the biggest blights of Coach Richt’s tenure is his record against the Gamecocks. We need to straighten that shit out this year.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      CMR’s record against the Dicks…er…Cocks is 7-4. However they have beaten the Dawgs 3 out of the last 5.

      • Raleigh St. Clair

        I know what his record is and 7-4 against that team isn’t exactly great.

        The loss in ’07 might be the worst of his entire tenure. A Matt Stafford led UGA lost at home to Carolian led by Blake Mitchell. It was shameful.

        Like I said, we need to win this year against Carolina as much as anyone else on the schedule. It is imperative.

        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          I don’t disagree with your premise it’s just that it hasn’t become an embarrassment–yet. It did cost the Dawgs a BCSNC berth in ’07 and possibly this year too, though. We do need to start beating them with regularity again.

  23. hassan

    OBC’s response:

    “That crap can happen. They can stick quotes on you,” he said. “As long as the story gets straight, that’s fine with me. I am not mad with anybody. We have a good relationship with those guys, and it’s going to stay that way.”

    Spurrier’s daughter Lisa told him Wednesday night that the quote was making the rounds and being attributed to him.

    “I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do? I didn’t say it,’” Spurrier said. “Smart people don’t believe everything they read, and they don’t believe hearsay. … I guess Dabo believed it.”

    • Dog in Fla

      To which Dabo replied, “You don’t know me!”

      • Cojones

        It’s quotes like that that gets me confused between Dabo and Gumby at Cowpoke St.

        • Dog in Fla

          Quotes are interchangeable. Difference is that Dabo can’t dance like Gumby although Dabo’s attack on Spurrier elevates Dabo to the same high level earned by Gumby in his award-winning gender and age level attack on the press corps. Dabo still waits for his thank you message from Lane.

    • 4.0 Point Stance

      OK this is even better than the first quote.

  24. Russ

    I read the original comment somewhere and I believe the Ol’ Ballsack was talking about their 3-game winning streak against Clemson. I took it that he meant that while Sackerlina isn’t Bama or LSU, they aren’t Clemson on a 3-game losing streak to their in-state rival.

    Spurrier’s a douche (though he’s funny when it’s directed at another team), but I don’t think he was being his typical arrogant self with this clip. This seems manufactured by the beat writers so they’ll have something to write.

  25. Comin' Down The Track

    It’s official.
    Dabo Swinney = Ray Goff
    What? We were all thinking it.

  26. Cojones

    The Lone Stranger,
    Just found your two-day old question of what we should call the hiding we will put on that Red Stick group. Been in touch with your friend Tonto’s French Indian friends and they suggest saying we will “flush them down the LS lieux”. Kinda catchy, ain’t it?

    That bunch is full of good stuff. They went further to say that it is thought to be the origin of “the loo” expressed in the British Mother’s Tongue you referenced. Haven’t been around the British Mothers lately, so I wouldn’t know. Oh, and Tonto said he has the redskin’s ass about things you have been saying. WTF?

    • The Lone Stranger

      Right on muchacho! The F-Troop out this way isn’t sure it WILL be a demolition job, but could foresee a hard fought victory. Also, being in well with the Caddo and other Loosiana Indian tribes I get all the corn dogs I can stand (they’re packed away in my saddle bags).

      And you’re right on — ‘LS lieux’ does have a certain ring to it. We can think of it as a Cajun bidet which the Bengals can count on cranking up once the notorious Dawg D works out on them.