If you’re the ultimate optimist when it comes to the college football season, then Dabo Swinney may just be your cup of tea this week. The Clemson head coach is as optimistic as ever that the 2020 campaign is going to start on time.
According to ESPN, Swinney was quite optimistic when it came to the outlook of the 2020 season. While some are concerned about there being a delay, potentially scrapping some games or canceling the season completely, the two-time national championship coach isn’t expecting any major changes, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“My preference is let’s get to work and let’s go play,” Swinney said. “That’s the best-case scenario and I think that’s what’s going to happen. I have zero doubt that we’re going to be playing. The stands are going to be packed and the Valley is going to be rocking. I don’t have any doubt. That’s the only thought I have.
Swinney then pointed to the perseverance and strength the United States has shown in tough times before as a reason for optimism.
“This is America, man. We’ve stormed the beaches of Normandy. We’ve driven a car on Mars. We’ve walked on the moon. We have the smartest people in the world,” Swinney said. “We’re going to rise up and we’re going to kick this thing right in the teeth and get back to our lives.”
Later, Swinney insisted that, right now, “Tigers” has become an acronym for “This Is Gonna End Real Soon.”
It’s an incredibly optimistic outlook from Swinney, who is hoping to be back on the field and competing for a national championship when September rolls around. Right now, that’s all he’s thinking about, and he’s not letting any negativity creep into his mind.