Clemson's Swinney: 'COVID was just an excuse' for FSU to cancel game

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The Clemson coach was fiery during a Sunday press conference, insisting the cancellation had nothing to do with COVID-19.

The NFL, so far, has made it through the season without canceling any games.

The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play.

The postponement follows Saturday morning's game conference call. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game."He added: "If FSU wants to play Clemson, they can home to Death Valley".


Star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was scheduled to make his first start since October 24. "We've demonstrated incredible commitment".

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's SC roots run deep, and there are few things we Southerners enjoy as much as college football rivalries, but one of Haley's tweets Saturday got attention not for the gridiron trash talk, but the political implications many read into her words. It was set to mark the return of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who missed games against Boston College and Notre Dame after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 2020 ACC football scheduling includes 11 games (10 conference and one non-conference), played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.

"We woke up this morning ready to play this game", Norvell told ESPN.

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement that the team was "disappointed" the game wouldn't be played Saturday. The ACC championship game is December 19.

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