Sport Dabo Swinney’s emotional post-championship moment was worth the wait

13:51  10 january  2017
13:51  10 january  2017 Source:   For The Win

For Clemson, a sense of urgency as it prepares to take on Alabama

  For Clemson, a sense of urgency as it prepares to take on Alabama The lights dimmed and trumpets blared. Strains of "Fanfare for the Common Man" filled Amalie Arena as the Alabama players arrived to meet with reporters. In those first few moments, Saturday's media day at the College Football Playoff championship did the unthinkable -- it got a rise out of the normally unflappable Nick Saban. "Who was responsible for that?" the Crimson Tide coach asked as he stepped onto a podium to face a throng of cameras and notebooks.It took only a moment for Saban to grin."That's a pretty dramatic opening," he said. "Kind of enjoyable."Two days before No. 1 Alabama meets No.

When the championship was won, Swinney was overcome with emotion . © AP Dabo Swinney ' s emotional post - championship moment was worth the wait He joined ESPN's Samantha Ponder after the game for the interview he'd been waiting years for, and it didn't disappoint.

Dabo Swinney ' s emotional post - championship moment was worth the wait . USA TODAY. Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

Dabo Swinney had been working for this moment ever since he arrived at Clemson in 2003 as a wide receivers coach. In a crazy, exciting College Football Playoff title game, Clemson topped Alabama 35-31 on a last-second touchdown pass.

When the championship was won, Swinney was overcome with emotion.

Dabo Swinney's emotional post-championship moment was worth the wait © AP Dabo Swinney's emotional post-championship moment was worth the wait He joined ESPN's Samantha Ponder after the game for the interview he'd been waiting years for, and it didn't disappoint.

What a game. What a season for Clemson.

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Dabo Swinney ' s emotional post - championship moment was worth the wait . USA TODAY. Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

Here are some of Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney ’ s highlights from today’s National Championship press conference. Swinney on this year's shorter turnaround between semifinal and national championship : "I think at this point, less is more." — Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) January 8, 2017. Dabo called his shot. Dabo Swinney : I told (Nick Saban) in March, we’d see each other again in Tampa & kind of neat to be here".

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Dabo Swinney: Best is yet to come for Clemson .
The coach expects the national champs to "charge back up the mountain this year.” Despite the very significant loss of Watson, who Swinney called the best player in school history, they have a shot — if not next season, then certainly in the near future. That infrastructure includes a nucleus of returning talent that will be joined by fresh faces from several highly ranked recruiting classes. And in a few weeks, they’ll move into a new, $55 million football facility with every possible bell and whistle.“It’s crazy, man,” Swinney said. “I’ll tell you, this is a dream come true.

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