July 1st is here, and with that comes the first day of the NCAA New name, image and similarity (NIL) policy. Twitter users want to know what this means for Dabo Swinney’s future.
Coach Clemson said in an interview in 2015 that if the NCAA professionalized the sport, he would “do other things.”
“In terms of paying players, college sports specialization, this is where you lose me,” Swinney said. Yahoo Sports“I will do other things, because there are enough rights in this world.”
This is not the only time Swinney has said this. In an interview in 2019, he stated that if the NCAA decides to “professionalize college sports,” he may go to professional competitions.
“Who knows? They may cancel college football in three years. There may not be college football. They may want to professionalize college sports. Then, maybe I will go to professional football. If I want to coach professional football, I might as well. Do,” Swinney said, every ESPN“One day I might meet a bad president or bad AD. I don’t know. I don’t know what will happen next. But I know what we have in Clemson is very special. Make a promise “This is the message of the contract. “
To be fair, Swinney’s comment in that interview was to answer questions about Nick Saban’s return to Alabama if he retires. So, he just said that he did not rule out any potential career changes.
Despite this, Swinney has repeatedly stated that he does not like the idea of paying players. That day is here now, and NIL is in effect.
As a result, Twitter took the time to speak for Swinney’s previous comments, because many people asked whether Coach Clemson would keep his promise and resign. Here are some of the many tweets about Swinney.
After Dubbo Swinney walked out of the Clemson factory for the last time, Twitter spent a day pulling receipts pic.twitter.com/vmzL8K3cmm
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) July 1, 2021
Has Dabo Swinney resigned?
-Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) July 1, 2021
Didn’t Dabo say that if the athletes can get the salary, he will quit? 🤔
— Marlon Humphrey (@marlon_humphrey) July 1, 2021
Dabo Swinney: “But as far as paying players are concerned, college sports are professionalized. This is where you lose me. I will do other things because there are enough rights in this world.”
Hmm… Nice to meet you Dabo https://t.co/fw5Z1NwUUv
— Brent (@HJhughes79) July 1, 2021
Does anyone know when the press conference of Dabo announces his retirement?
— DaboSwinneyProblems (@DaboSwinneyProb) July 1, 2021
According to Twitter users, although this is interesting for Twitter users, Swinney actually supports NIL Grace RenaultIn fact, he called it a way of “modernizing the university model” and “modernizing academics.” Therefore, despite his previous comments, this type of player payment does not seem to bother him.
Therefore, Twitter users should not expect Swinney to resign because of this new policy.