Dabo Swinney responds to criticism of COVID-19 remarks: ‘I could say the sky is blue and somebody would be mad’

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has actually reacted to criticism he got after remarks he made recently concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) and his family’s itinerary in the middle of require social distancing.

Swinney informed press reporters in a teleconference on Friday that America would “kick this thing right in the teeth” in time for the 2020 college football season. In the very same call, he confessed he and his family had actually taken a private airplane to trip in Florida with prospective strategies to do so once again for Easter.

Those remarks– especially news that he broke social distancing standards throughout a pandemic– triggered reaction for the Tigerscoach Swinney doubled down on Monday in an interview on the SiriusXM radio show “Off Campus with Mark Packer.”

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“It doesn’t matter what I say or what anybody says, there is going to be criticism,” Swinney stated. “It does not shock me at all. You understand, I could say the sky is blue and somebody would be as mad as anything. That’s something I have actually discovered over the years. I do not get impacted by that. I simply speak my heart.

“I just answered the question the other day. That is the other thing. You answer questions and you try to be honest and transparent and you answer questions, and then you get blasted because somebody might not agree with your answer or something like that.”

Swinney isn’t the just college football coach to have actually voiced an viewpoint on college football and COVID-19 Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy on Monday stated he hoped to be back to business as normal on May 1, stating his players are “healthy and have the ability to fight the virus off.”

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly likewise stated to “let the scientists determine” whether college football can be played (reacting to Kirk Herbstreit’s remarks that he ‘d be “shocked” if the season took place at all).

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