Clemson and Swinney still fighting Clemsoning label
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Clemson and Swinney still fighting Clemsoning label

Photo: Dabo Swinney's team is ranked No. 1 in the nation despite label for blowing games.

Winning reputations require consistency. Harder to shed, even while piling up victories, are labels. Just ask Clemson and head coach Dabo Swinney.

Dabo’s No. 1-ranked Tigers have met every challenge inside and outside the ACC with a 12-0 record, but the “Clemsonsing” cloud still follows Swinney’s ACC Atlantic Division champions. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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