Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has always marched to the beat of his own drum.
This week, it was more of the same.
On Saturday, Swinney rolled up on Littlejohn Coliseum in a hot pink suit, shirt and fedora for the annual Dabo Swinney Ladies Clinic.
Understandably, it left quite the impression:
Dabo’s outfit at today’s Lady’s Clinic. pic.twitter.com/la36dohC1L
— Dabo Uniform Tracker (@DaboUniTracker) July 16, 2022
Reactions to Swinney’s particular outfit choice came pretty swiftly:
It’s called pepto seeeee? https://t.co/2AM8SLlcx2
— Pow Gasolina (@PowChrisol) July 18, 2022
— Dan Ornelas (@DanielMOrnelas) July 17, 2022
Still to this day understand how this guy convince recruits to come to Clemson https://t.co/ioqo8olh6a
— David Rhodes (@ChampD1012) July 17, 2022
Clipboard Osteen is ready for the player haters ball 2022 https://t.co/7wgEl4pZS8
— MagicMackXXXL (@BigOrangeMack) July 16, 2022
I hope Clemson joins the SEC and we take our program back by force. https://t.co/pcmnTux9LB
— Notorious NIC (@the7maxims) July 16, 2022
It will be interesting to see how Clemson fares in 2022-23. Last year was an undeniable disappointment, but everyone gets one of those.
Swinney has earned the right to have a bad season. Just one, though.
Over the summer Swinney’s staff experienced more turnover than it previously had at any point during his 14-year run as the Tigers’ coach.
How will that impact things? It remains to be seen.
D.J. Uiagalelei is also very much a question mark at the moment. Last year he completed 55 percent of his passes and recorded more picks through the air than scores. Will there be any sort of improvement?
Swinney is making headlines these days for his funky outfits, which is fine, but the real work will begin soon enough.
When he was mentioned as one of the four likeliest candidates to replace Nick Saban at Alabama, many scoffed. If Clemson continues to be a sinking ship, though – that chatter will only get louder.
Travis Kelce appears to be in a position battle. https://t.co/Kr9E6PU50H
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 18, 2022
Can Clemson return to its former glory in 2022-23?
Time will tell.