After having their game postponed due to some rather unique COVID-related circumstances yesterday, Dabo Swinney didn’t mince words when asked for his opinion on why the game wasn’t played.

According to the ACC, the game was postponed after the morning’s conference call morning’s “at which time both teams’ medical personnel were unable to mutually agree on moving forward with the game. Both teams continue to adhere to the minimum outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

Based on Dabo’s comments today, he doesn’t agree with that assessment of the situation.

Complicating the matter, and likely helping to hit a nerve, Clemson had already arrived in Tallahassee for the game when the decision was made on Saturday morning.

“This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game. To me, the Florida State administration forfeited the game.”

Swinney went on to share that if the Seminoles want to actually play, they need to either come to Death Valley for the match up or pay for the Tigers travel expenses.

After the announcement was made on Saturday, Mike Norvell stated that they “hope” to be able to play Dabo and the Tigers in December.

The ACC originally planned for a schedule that included 10 conference games (plus one non-conference game) played over 13 weeks, leaving two open dates for canceled and postponed games.

It will be interesting to see if, and how, this one gets back on the schedule.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.


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