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Ryan Day responds to Dabo Swinney’s coaches poll ranking for OSU


#Clemson head coach #Dabo #Swinney has been very vocal about how he feels regarding #Ohio #State making the #College #Football #Playoff after only playing six games. #He publicly said the #Buckeyes shouldn’t be in, and even ranked them 11th on his most recent coaches poll ballot.

#Speaking with the media before tomorrow’s #Allstate #Sugar #Bowl #College #Football #Playoff semifinal, #Day was asked if he took offense that #Swinney voted #Ohio #State #No. 11 and #Swinney and his wife, #Kathleen, being kind to #Day and his wife.

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“I would say I’m glad he’s not (on the CFP committee). They were very graceful to my friends and I,” #Day said. “#Being a young coach and #Nina being a wife of the head coach at #Ohio #State… there are only a few people that can share the same experiences. They have been unbelievable in terms of giving advice. #We are in an incredibly competitive environment. #At the end of the day, we’re all human. #Appreciated the way he gave great council and he’s been a great pro.”

#Swinney explained three weeks ago why he believed #Ohio #State shouldn’t be in the playoff.

“#Obviously, that’s a tough question to answer in my position because we feel like we’re definitely one of the best four teams in the country and there’s nothing that’s going to happen in that game next week for #Clemson or #Notre #Dame that’s going to change that in my opinion and that’s based on data,” #Swinney said #Dec. 10 on The #Rich #Eisen #Show. “#It’s almost like you’ve got to have 120 hours to get a business degree and yet these people over here only need 60 hours to get a business degree.

“I think any time you step in between the lines, the game of football, there’s a lot that can happen — a lot. I mean, heck — in 2017, we lost to a three-win or four-win #Syracuse team and still went to the #Playoffs. #So anything can happen. #Guys can get hurt. There’s a lot. #So I think the fact that we’re going to have 11 games as well as the SEC teams — I mean, you look at #Florida and #Texas A&M and #Alabama. I mean, these teams are going to have 11 games this year.

“#It’s incredible and I think the #Big #Ten had the same opportunity and they chose not to play, and I think the only reason they ended up playing is because of the leadership of the SEC and the ACC and the #Big 12, and have demonstrated that we can do it and do it in a safe way. #So it’s been an unbelievably challenging season, that’s for sure, but I think that the committee’s going to have some tough, tough, tough questions to answer and things like that, regardless of what they do.

“#Obviously, as coaches, we don’t control any of that stuff. #So I do think that our team has played incredibly well. #We had a double-overtime loss at the #No. 2 team in the country now in #Notre #Dame, who’s a great team and an unbelievable game. #Again, no matter what happens for #Notre #Dame or #Clemson, nothing changes in my mind, as far as both of these teams being in the top four.”

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#Swinney, however, softened his tone when asked about the #Buckeyes making the playoff and matching up with #Clemson on #Dec. 20 during the rankings reveal show for the playoff.

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“Well, not surprised because that’s what the committee has demonstrated over the past few weeks,” #Swinney said. “#That’s the decision the committee made. #Hey, congratulations to those guys. #We all know #Ohio #State is an incredibly talented team. #We look forward to a great matchup. #We had a heck of a game with them last year and I doubt it’ll be anything different this year. #It’s going to be a great, competitive game. #Both teams fighting, probably going to come down to a few plays and we’ll be looking forward to it in #New #Orleans.”

247Sports’ #Garrett #Stepien contributed to this report.





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