Dabo Swinney on why it’s important to have fun: “We work too hard to be miserable”


One could argue that Dabo Swinney is the most interesting coach in college football right now. His players love him, he’s not afraid to speak his mind or give his opinion, and he’s a heck of a football coach and recruiter.

Dabo hopped on 60 Minutes Sports last night to talk about his coaching approach and the success it has brough as of late, and in the trailer for the actual episode he’s asked about why it is so important that everyone at Clemson have fun.

His response?

“Well, because we work too hard to be miserable. This ain’t life or death. I mean, give me a break.”

“Nobody is going to outwork us. Nobody is going to be more driven than us. But we’re going to enjoy doing it, and I think that the way you’ve got to do that is to create a great environment…and then oh by they way, we’re winning.”

Stay tuned and we’ll post the full episode, with plenty more from Dabo and his players, when it becomes available.


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