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Swinney tells lawmakers: Disagree, but still do great things

February 26, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney told South Carolina lawmakers they don’t have to like each other all the time, but they need to be a team.

Swinney was invited Tuesday to speak to a joint session of the General Assembly after his Tigers won the national championship with a 44-16 win over Alabama on Jan. 7.

Swinney told lawmakers his team disagreed at times last season, like when he chose to start Trevor Lawrence over junior Kelly Bryant against Syracuse. Swinney says it is OK to disagree as long as you aren’t disagreeable.

Swinney told the lawmakers he knows every one of them loves South Carolina and if they could work together despite their differences, they could make the state an example for the rest of the nation.

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