'Dabo! Dabo!': Ohio State fans shower Clemson head coach with chants following Buckeyes' Sugar Bowl win
Michigan will always be the thing that receives the most hate in Ohio. That’s not going to change anytime soon. But give Buckeye fans the opportunity to vote on what ranks No. 2 on their list, and it may be Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.
Not only has Clemson been a thorn in the side of Ohio State in the College Football Playoff era, but Swinney took things to a new level the past two weeks. Repeatedly, the Clemson head coach took shots at the Buckeyes, ranking them No. 11 in his coaches poll ballot and throwing shade at their six-game schedule in 2020.
But it was Ohio State that got the last laugh on Friday night. The Buckeyes pummeled the Tigers in the Sugar Bowl 49-28, advancing to the national title game, where they’ll play Alabama. And after the lopsided victory, OSU fans had a parting gift for Swinney.
A chant of “Dabo! Dabo!” broke out as Clemson left the field in New Orleans on Friday night. It was audible on ESPN’s broadcast:
The crowd chanted "Dabo" after Clemson's 49-28 loss to Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. pic.twitter.com/SxUnLkGay9
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Not only did Ohio State win, but it made a statement. Now, the Buckeyes sit just one victory away from claiming their second national championship in the College Football Playoff era.
Ohio State was the winner of the inaugural College Football Playoff, defeating Alabama and Oregon as the No. 4 seed.