Swinney's Wednesday practice report


Clemson football’s indoor practice facility is now known as the Poe Indoor Practice Facility, thanks to the generous contributions Billy and Betty Poe have done for the Clemson football program and Clemson University over the years.

Clemson had a special dedication ceremony after practice on Wednesday. Billy Poe played for Frank Howard at Clemson from 1944-’46.

“Betty Poe, they just don’t get any better, and her whole family. Obviously, her husband played here for Coach Howard and I just learned to today that his nickname was tweet. I was telling her, he did not know back then that Tweet, which came from a bird, is now a verb for Tweet That,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “It is pretty neat to be a part of this and the generosity of her family, the indoor facility being named in their honor. I just think that is so fitting because again they have always been on the forefront of serving Clemson in a lot of different ways.

“I’m thankful the team got a chance to know exactly who Betty Poe is and for them to know when they get off the bus and they are a part of Poe Plaza and run down the hill, they can put a face with a name. But she does not do this for recognition that really isn’t who she is. She does this because she loves her university and all the people who are a part of it. It is a special day.”

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