Dabo Swinney Makes Bold Claim About Louisville Before Saturday’s Game
October 26, 2019
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Louisville enters Saturday’s game against Clemson as a 38-point underdog. This is just two years removed from the Cardinals taking the eventual national champion Tigers to the wire in Death Valley.Louisville is 2-6 on the season. Bobby Petrino is on the hot seat. Meanwhile, in-state rival Kentucky is 7-1. It seems like the sky is falling for the Cards.Don’t tell that to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney though. He was busy showering UL with praise during his press conference today.Swinney referred to Louisville as “the best 2-6 team he’s ever seen.”Dabo on Louisville “They’re the best 2-6 team I’ve seen.”— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) October 30, 2018Of course, Swinney is taking part in the time-honored tradition of talking up an inferior opponent so his team doesn’t have a letdown. Coaches do it all the time.However, Louisille probably has too much talent to be 2-6. It seems like this year is a case of everything falling apart for a team at once.The Cardinals end the season by facing Clemson, Syracuse, NC State and Kentucky. That is four games they’ll be an underdog in, making 2-10 a real possibility.Many thought Louisville would take a step back this fall, but a 2-10, 3-9 campaign was thought to be impossible before the season started.