NCAA Division I side Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has recently become the subject of banter for ranking Ohio State Buckeyes low in the 11th ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll of the season. Now, even NBA icon LeBron James has taken a swing at Swinney.
Buckeyes fan LeBron James trolls Dabo Swinney for his ranking
Ranking his team 2nd, Dabo Swinney received the heat from the college football fandom for not considering Ohio State to be a part of even the top 10 teams in the NCAA and has been criticised heavily by the Buckeyes fanbase.
Now, after the Tigers were decimated 49-28 by Ohio in the Sugar Bowl on Friday, the fans have been trolling Swinney for his low rank of the Buckeyes.
Meanwhile among all the heat Swinney has been receiving Lakers stalwart LeBron James has stepped in with a witty tweet.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what Dabo answer is when they ask him if he still think @OhioStateFB is the 11th best team in the country,” James, who hails from Ohio himself and is a huge Buckeyes fan, posted on Twitter earlier.
In spite of the defeat, Dabo Swinney’s opinion is unchanged
Swinney, however, is still stout on his judgment of Ohio, despite the disappointing scoreline.
“No, I don’t regret any of that. Polls have nothing to do with motivating. Both teams are highly motivated to play. And like I said, they’re a great team,” the Clemson chief stated after the loss.
“That had nothing to do with Ohio State. I said they were good enough to beat us, good enough to win the whole dang thing. I didn’t think anybody that didn’t play at least nine games, in my poll, I wasn’t going to put them in the top 10. I wasn’t going to change that because there was a chance we would play them. So I don’t have any regret about that,” the 51-year-old added.
Swinney has been at the helm of the Tigers since 2009 and has won 2 national and 7 ACC championships with an overall 140-33 record.