Dabo Swinney Gets Brutally Honest About Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
Dabo Swinney gets brutally honest about Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence in a recent interview.
In response to reports that came out earlier this week about Lawrence hurting his shoulder in Clemson’s victory over Texas A&M, Swinney went on something of a rant.
“No I’m not confirming any of that,” Swinney replied.
“And I don’t want anybody texting me anymore. I had a media guy text me the other night.
You know, that’s private information. That’s private information.
“If I want anybody to know our medical stuff, I’ll tell you. We’ll put it on the injury report,” he continued
“But people texting me on my phone to ask me information that’s not public information that I wouldn’t put out unless it’s something that needed to be put out– that’s bad business.”
The fiery head coach did not stop there, though.
“There’s nothing wrong with Trevor. And I don’t like people trying to create drama.
“There’s no drama on this team. So what do people want to do? They want to create drama.
“It’s the most unbelievable thing. Ain’t nothing wrong with Trevor. Zero. Nothing.
“If we did an MRI, that ain’t nobody’s business. We do MRIs all the time. ALL the time. All the time,” he continued.
“I mean a guy gets a bruise on his knee, we do an MRI. Guy bruises his elbow we do an MRI. It’s like we’ve got to find– it drives me crazy.
“There’s no drama on this team, so it’s like we’ve got to create some. ‘Oh, Trevor missed a throw. He must be hurt.’ No— he’s human. He’s human, alright.”
Swinney then ended things with a definitive statement.
“So here’s what I’m ‘confirming’: Trevor Lawrence is a great football player. And a great leader. And there ain’t nothing wrong with him.
“He had a bruise. He had a bruise. If there was something wrong with him, would we be running him on the goal line? I mean he’s run great.
“There ain’t nothing wrong with him. If he missed a throw, it’s because he missed a throw. Period.
“He’s not whatever– all these people need to relax. He’s a human. And he’s met every expectation. We are 5-0 and he’s done a great job.”
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) October 10, 2019
No. 2 ranked Clemson is scheduled to play Florida State this weekend.
Needless to say, all eyes will now be on Lawrence to see if what Swinney said about his quarterback’s health is in fact legit.
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