Clemson Tigers' Dabo Swinney praises God after national championship win over Alabama: 'All the glory goes to the good Lord’

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  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 8:22 a.m.

    Way to go Clemson. You deserve it more than Alabama.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    If he wants to give the credit to his preferred deity that is his business. I give the credit to the players...some of whom also want to give credit to their favorite deity.
    I dont think any of their gods exist.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 9, 2019 7:05 a.m.

    The following sentiment is just as valid as the news article that God won the football game for Clemson against Alabama.God does not like football, at all. God is a golfer.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 8:38 p.m.

    No difference BSR, his inference in the comment about the "grace of God" lead to his teams win is that God preferred Clemson over Alabama. The comments about certain fans getting riled about reference to God after a win by their rival is legitimate. While I don't believe deity plays any role in such trivial matters, many other's do, obviously so does the Clemson Coach and that is the point.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 2:20 p.m.

    Well, my first comment (assuming it isn't modded out of existence by upset leftists) has been vindicated: lots of known leftists howling about Dabo and the idea of God blessing righteous people.

  • cougarsrock Springville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 1:04 p.m.

    Dabo is an outstanding College Football Coach ! Good for him for taking a stand and making a statement in today's mixed up World !

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 12:45 p.m.

    The funny thing is that while living in the south for a little more that 20 years, what Dabo said is common place, and no one bats an eye to statements like that. Why people in Utah hyper ventilate over stuff like this is a bit odd.

    In NC, while there, I can't remember a single person having an issue with my faith. The town I lived in was extremely academic, and extremely liberal. And yet if had about just as many churches on a given street as does Utah. And what church you attend is commonly spoken about. Dabo was just doing what many do. At Clemson Dabo leads the team in saying the Lord's Prayer before each game.

    I wish in Utah members of the LDS faith and non-members could learn to co-exist... It's just goofy.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 8, 2019 12:24 p.m.

    @still thinking

    There's a massive difference between thanking God for your blessings and claiming that you won because you are more righteous than your opponent and therefore God made you win.

    Clearly you can see the difference, even as a BYU-P fan. I mean, you can see it, can't you? Right? Please tell me you can.

  • still_thinking Draper, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 12:09 p.m.

    Dabo's comments will be a blip on the radar. What would have been the reaction if Bronco had said this when he was coaching at BYU? Or if Sitake said it now? Utah fans would have gone into an uproar and used it as justification for why BYU is so terrible. What would have been the reaction if Kyle had said it? Utah fans would have gone into an uproar and used it as a justification as why the LDS church is so terrible. Why can religion and references about God be used everywhere but Utah?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 12:09 p.m.

    Dabo is a great coach and an all around good guy. So is Nick Saban. But they never can explain why god would choose one good team with a religious coach over another good team with a religious coach. Unless god took Clemson and the points.

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    They should have Alabama and Clemsen play the National Championship at the beginning of the season then we can go on and start the regular season.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 11:26 a.m.


    Cue the over-reacting, snowflake radical conservatives, who make stuff up about what "the left" thinks and believes...

    Try truth and sanity for once.

  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 11:10 a.m.

    Even a great college coach can be very bad at metaphysics.