While the game was a shootout, and arguably Clemson's most convincing offensive performance of the year, the Tigers' defense struggled massively.
The team allowed Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley to throw for 510 yards and five touchdowns, and despite Clemson walking away with a win, some fans expressed their displeasure with the team's performance. Head coach Dabo Swinney got word of their concern and went off on the fans in a postgame rant.
Dabo Swinney, "You people who felt like it was a loss, you need to check yourself. That's a lack of respect for our program. This is a 12-0 football team. Senior class has won 52 games. Give me a break. If 12-0 ain't good enough, it's time to seek other places."— Clemson Sports Talk (@ClemsonSports) November 25, 2018
Swinney has a good point here, fans were voicing their displeasure after the game, but Clemson is undefeated thus far, so where is the negativity stemming from?
His final comment is rather concerning as well, as he said, "If 12-0 ain't good enough, it's time to seek other places."
Could those comments be foreshadowing Swinney's exit from the program? He has been the Tigers head coach since 2008 and been with the program since 2003.
Dabo Swinney sends threatening message to fanbase https://t.co/XiMreGNJRq— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) November 26, 2018
In his 10 years at the helm of Clemson's football program, Swinney has amassed a 113-30 record, including a 69-16 conference mark. Clemson's fans have zero reason to be upset with Swinney's coaching, especially in the midst of an undefeated campaign.