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Andrea AdelsonESPN Senior Creator
- ACC reporter.
- Joined ESPN.com in 2010.
- Graduate of the College of Florida.
NEW ORLEANS — Clemson trainer Dabo Swinney disregarded any perception that his staff had a tradition drawback towards LSU after it was once pressured to apply within a lodge ballroom as a result of unhealthy climate.
With wind and rain in New Orleans on Saturday, Clemson selected to carry its apply within the staff lodge. LSU, in the meantime, practiced on the Saints’ indoor apply facility. Naturally, pictures of Clemson dressed in apply tools within its lodge went viral, with some fanatics wondering whether or not LSU were given a bonus because the place of birth staff.
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Right through the general coaches information convention Sunday, Swinney was once requested about why his staff practiced in a lodge whilst LSU were given to make use of the “palatial Saints indoor facility.”
“We would possibly have had the most productive apply we had all yr,” Swinney stated. “We had the similar alternative to visit the palatial Saints facility. It is simply loopy how folks put those narratives in the market straight away. We had the similar precise alternative to move there, however we have been going to have to switch our agenda and simply did not wish to do this, and clearly the elements was once nasty.
“This was once a Thursday apply for us, and our Thursday practices are roughly jog-through anyway, and this was once Observe 9, Day 10 in a row that we have now been in combination, so it was once even lighter than that. It was once numerous a laugh, it was once nice power. Each those groups are in a position to play. You’ll handiest apply such a lot. It was once a perfect apply. It was once a perfect day.”
Some of the largest storylines main into the LSU-Clemson School Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship (eight p.m. ET Monday, ESPN/ESPN App) is how shut the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is to LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge, which is set 80 miles down Interstate 10. Either side predict an LSU-heavy crowd, and Swinney was once requested about that all the way through media day Saturday.
Swinney identified the group within the Tigers’ CFP semifinal towards Ohio State was once about 80-20 in desire of the Buckeyes.
“It’ll be like — we may have simply performed in Baton Rouge,” Swinney stated. “It’ll be like a street recreation. I do know our fanatics will display up and they will be passionate identical to they’re all over we move at the street. However it is going to be an excellent, superior setting. I imply, that is two nice groups, two undefeated groups. Once more, they are taking part in proper right here at house, and it is thrilling. It is thrilling to understand you might be at this level. It is been numerous a laugh. However it is been — it is great to understand that, hiya, guy, let’s move let all of it hang around and reduce it free.
“We’ve got had a good looking yr. We’ve got had an improbable decade, and I am excited to complete robust Monday night time after which set our eyes on what is subsequent.”