Honestly, I don’t get why the likes of Dan Wetzel are so worked up over Steve Spurrier’s backhanded compliment to Dabo Swinney for the latter’s kind remarks about Marcus Lattimore. That’s how Spurrier’s been wired his whole life.
Besides, for once it gave Swinney the opportunity to have the last word, and he took it with a flourish.
“People just need to kind of back of the ledge,” Swinney said. “Personally, I really think he was trying to pay me a compliment. I think…I think. I know it was kind of a roundabout way of getting there, it would be kind of like me telling me wife that I think you should wear this dress, this dress looks great on you, you don’t look nearly as fat in that dress. So it was kind of a roundabout way, but I take it as a compliment.”
He’s right. If it’s not in the context of a loss after a game, the OBC doesn’t do gracious well. Chalk it up to being lost in translation and move on, folks.