Yesterday, Dabo Swinney announced during his weekly presser that freshman Trevor Lawrence had earned the nod as the Clemson starting quarterback over Kelly Bryant (and here's why that's significant). Today, Bryant announced his decision to transfer.
While a freshman quarterback earning the job on a national title contender is obviously a big storyline, this nugget from Dabo's time at the podium got glossed over.
While Dabo was talking about the tough task it can be in being critical as a coach in relation to his quarterback battle, he found a way to tie in some of his beliefs as a man of great faith.
"As a coach you've got to be critical. You've got to rank people. It's hard man. I'm thankful that God ain't that way. With God, everyone is first team. There is no first team, second team, third team, and we're all five-stars with God. We've all got an internal contract with warranty, under warranty."
"So I'm glad God isn't a football coach. I know that."
"I hate being in that situation, but that's my job. My job is to critique, judge, evaluate, hold people accountable, be fair, and do what's right. That doesn't make it easier, but where we are, and what we're doing this weekend is right. It's just what's right. I always tell our guys, it doesn't always go our way, and you've just got to respond."
Amen to that!
Hear Dabo's full comments in the clip.