Damn, Dabo. I don’t think I would’ve said that.

Folks, I have been to the Great Wall of China. I have seen the Pyramids of Egypt. I’ve even witnessed a grown man satisfy a camel. But never in all my years as a blogger have I witnessed something as improbable, as impossible, as what we’ve witnessed here.

Admitting that you were outcoached by Geoff Collins is not a good look, dude.


Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Georgia Tech Football

61 responses to “Damn, Dabo. I don’t think I would’ve said that.

  1. Remember the Quincy

    No one has ever accused him of being the sharpest guy in coaching.

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  2. Remember the Quincy

    A preacher was bringing the message one Sunday morning and was especially inspiring that day. Several of his congregants felt compelled to stand and confess their sins in front of their fellow worshippers.

    “I have been stealing money from my company for many years,” one man said as he cried.

    “Tell it all, brother, tell it all!” the preacher said.

    “I have cheated on my wife with two other women,” another man said.

    “Tell it all, brother, tell it all!” the preacher said.

    “I am addicted to drugs and alcohol!” proclaimed yet another person.

    “Tell it all, brother, tell it all!” the preacher said.

    “I was unprepared for Georgia Tech’s surprise defensive structure; absolutely was not prepared for what we saw. I didn’t spend a single minute preparing,” said Dabo Swinney.

    “Damn, brother,” said the preacher. “Don’t believe I’d have told that!”

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  3. stoopnagle

    I totally understand Spencer Hall Dawg grading that game but it is some next level Game of Thrones ‘Tell Cercie it was me’ bullshit when Dabo himself is doing it.

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    • 81Dog

      Only in these odd times could a narrow Florida loss at home to Alabama be hailed as a sign of Mullen’s genius, while a narrow UGA win in charlotte over Clemson be dismissed as a sign that KIRBY AINT BEAT NOBODY, PAWWWWLL.

      Fine by me if they all keep misunderestimating us. FTMFs. All of them. 🙂

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      • Bulldawg Bill

        “FTMFs. All of them.”
        81, at least give Grantham a kiss first!!!!!


        • 81Dog

          I am looking forward to the same result this year that we got in 2017 against Game Day Genius Dan and his NFL level D coordinator. Dan’s an offensive genius! You can’t stop their run game! Grantham will bring the house from all angles at any time! Kirby will be overmatched and out schemed on D! The UGA offense won’t be able to handle the pressure!

          Oh yeah? To quote a pretty good offensive coordinator, Genghis Khan, “Come and sip from the cup of destruction, Handbags.” Those MFs are going to leave Jacksonville feeling like they just got thrown in a blender, and Kirby hit the frappe button. They want to dance? Let’s dance. FTMFs. Halloween is coming, and we’re treating those orange MFs like so many out of date pumpkins.

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    • theorginaldawgabides

      Spencer needs to stick to blogging. He and that other gator with the new show on SECN are terrible on tv. That show is a steaming pile of rhino crap.

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      • godawgs1701

        It’s a real shame, too, because that show was one of the best things on sports TV when it was Marcus Spears and Greg McElroy doing it, and I say that as a guy who hates McElroy. It was just a very balanced, very enthusiastic look at all things SEC and supportive of every program but also very pro-Bulldog. Now it’s just the Gator Hour with an annoying South Carolina woman. Won’t watch it anymore.


      • Migraine Boy

        Spencer started going downhill when he began believing his own hype


        • He’s still pretty funny on Twitter – but yeah why SEC Network Bosses thought putting to homer Gator fans as the face of that show would work out well is beyond me. The Spears/Mcelroy LSU v. Bama thing was fun because they had good relationship – it was fun. Two gator fans (Not players) sunshine pumping one program is a bad look. At least last year they had Brandon Boykin – even as unpolished as he was – to put some fun ribbing into the mix.

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      • RangerRuss

        The soy boy duo.


  4. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Actually this is a brilliant move. Dabo has taken on the sins of his team and made them his own. I watched a good part of that game on replay. Nothing Tech did on O was particularly novel. On D Tech out-physicaled Clemson. The truth is Clemson isn’t very good and likely will have multiple losses this season even playing in the weak ass ACC. Dabo is trying to protect his team’s psyche.

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  5. Anon

    Just setting up the OC for eventual firing. Throw the irate IPTAY suckers a bone. Takes heat off Dabo for a while. Everything he does is self serving

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  6. practicaldawg

    The days of Dabo being compared with Saban have sunset


  7. 123 Fake St

    Watching the Fourth Quarter was brutal. Both offensive coaches did horrible jobs.
    It was clear that Clemons does not practice taking snaps under the center. Or practice rolling out and throwing the ball out of bounds until time expires.

    And then Tech blunders the kickoff with a fair catch. Then proceeds to not push the ball downfield to setup a Hail Mary.

    Both teams deserved to lose.

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    • It was clear that Clemons does not practice taking snaps under the center.

      That’s what really is a head scratcher for me. You’ve got a 250 lb moose at QB and you don’t scheme to use him effectively in short yardage situations?

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        I’m beginning to think Ukulele can’t take a hit.

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        • miltondawg

          I’m beginning to think that either DJ U doesn’t want to take a hit or the coaching staff doesn’t believe in their back up option if DJ U gets hurt. It doesn’t make sense that he isn’t a huge threat in certain situations running the ball at his size.


          • silvercreekdawg

            The backup to DJU is coming off a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in the spring. I expect he may be as “cleared to play” as JTD was at Arky to begin last season.


      • 123 Fake St

        Exactly right Senator. He just needed to lean forward and the game was over.

        I almost forgot they had a delay of game right before the safety as well.

        Wow. Horrible coaching. 🤣


      • When Taj Boyd was their QB they ran him a lot in short yardage situations, also from the shotgun. He’d just get the snap, pick his spot, and hammer forward for a couple of yards. I think either defenses adjusted to where it’s not as effective, or they realized it’s not too smart to have your QB take so many hits week after week. In the Peach Bowl against LSU he had 29 carries.

        I kept thinking that they’d run DJ like that against us, or try to. It makes sense to avoid it against our interior defense. But to not be effective against GTU is laughable.

        That game Saturday was perfect from my perspective, other than the inevitable Dawg grading. Clemson looked bad, Tech is broken hearted. Win-win


  8. “Brent Venables says his defense had a meeting during the lightning delay Saturday and went through every play GT ran in the first half.”

    Makes you wonder if their offense wasn’t able to adjust, or if they did and GTU still shut them down. That was a 2-hour delay!

    The year Clemsin won their championship with Deshaun Watson they were very lucky to beat NC State at home (I think State missed a last second chip shot kick and then threw a pick in the endzone in OT). They then lost at home a few weeks later to Pitt. I was at both games (ex-wife went to Clemson) and watched Pitt run this inside counter shuttle pass play over and over. The Tigers were never able to adjust to stop it. Similar to how in the Orange Bowl a while back WV ran a jet sweep from the shotgun against them over and over and put up about 70 points in the 2nd half.

    Kirby and staff don’t get enough credit for in-game and halftime adjustments.

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  9. Dabo isn’t a great in-game coach. The decision to go for it on 4th down in Charlotte will go down in the history of the rivalry as their 4th and Dumb moment. He’s an excellent recruiter and pitch man for his program. On the field, he is definitely deficient.

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  10. Opelikadawg

    Forget about all that stuff. A grown man satisfying a camel? What?

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  11. ZeroPOINTzero

    The key word was surprise. Caught off guard by surprise defense. He’s not saying they didn’t practice for Tech. Tech changed what they normally do. He’s taking blame but not taking that much blame. Lack of second half adjustment I can’t explain though. Please don’t make me defend poor little ol Dabo again.


  12. The Truth

    By Dabo’s reckoning it’s better to say, “We weren’t prepared,” than it is to say, “D.J. sucks.”

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  13. argondawg

    We messed DJU’s head up. When he snaps the ball he still see red Gs flying all around him. We set that man back half a season or more. He was too young and now he doesn’t trust his line. He has happy feet in the pocket. He feels pressure that isn’t there yet. It’s so sad. Heh.

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  14. Ace Harris

    Hey guys we are talking about a team that gave us all we wanted SO, are they that bad OR we aren’t that good. Something to ponder


    • OR… maybe Clemson’s defense is outstanding — it still hasn’t given up an offensive TD — and its offense not so much.

      Something to ponder, indeed.

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      • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

        Exactly right Bluto. What Tech did was rush 3 and drop back 8, daring Clemons to run it—and the Tigers couldn’t. A large part of it was a failure at QB (big slow goon) but also their RBs are very average. Everybody was talking preseason about them losing Precious to the draft but in reality the loss of Etienne is even worse for them IMHO.


        • miltondawg

          Not only did they rush 3 and drop 8, but they kept everything in front of them and regularly punished whoever caught the ball. And yes, their stable of RBs seem pedestrian. Maybe that is due to the OL being pedestrian as well.


  15. I’m just curious if you still get cards and emails from the camel? Or at the very least did you shake Borat’s hand after he worked over Ole Joe?

    Debo’s ability to utter bullshit never ceases to surprise me, he just spirals down further and further


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  17. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    The truth shall set you free?


  18. godawgs1701

    Say what you will about Kirby Smart, and a lot of folks out there certainly have – we will never see him in a situation where he’s going to have to stand up and say that his team wasn’t prepared.

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  19. classiccitycanine

    I think we might have broken DJ Ukelele.

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  20. RangerRuss

    This should stifle all the worry of Dabo being poached by Bama.


  21. Scott Strickland

    A camel?


  22. Maybe Clem’s son is doing what the Dawgs used to do – playing up or down to the level of their competition.


  23. bigjohnson1992

    Yikes! Hope the camel thing was for reproductive purposes, and not on stage somewhere. I’ve witnessed my breeding male bulldog being extracted at the vet several times. Never used to like to get into the truck, but now for some reason he’s the first one in. But then again, I saw a show in Tijuana once that featured a horse and some unfortunate soul and another with ping pong balls being used as projectiles. So, carry on. No judging here.