Dabo Swinney knows what happens in Saturday’s rivalry game between Clemson and South Carolina will be talked about for the next 365 days until the two teams meet again.
“You live with it every single day,” Clemson’s head coach said during his press conference on Tuesday.
No matter what happens the rest of the season after Saturday on both sides, fans in the Palmetto State will dwell on the outcome of the Palmetto Bowl.
“Last year we won the national championship, lost to Pittsburgh,” Swinney said. “If we had won the national championship and lost to South Carolina… Nobody was running up to us at church going, ‘Hey, congratulations on the national championship, but you lost to Pittsburgh.’ Everybody moved on. But this is one nobody moves on from, and I’ve been on both sides of it obviously.
“This is what people talk about everywhere they go.”
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