Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney ranked Ohio State at No. 11 in his Coaches Poll and that move backfired in the Sugar Bowl.
Dabo Swinney gave Ohio State all the bulletin-board material they needed for the Sugar Bowl when the Clemson head coach ranked the Buckeyes at No. 11 in his Coaches Poll.
He didn’t back off his ranking in the lead-up to the Sugar Bowl claiming he didn’t think Ohio State played enough games to warrant such a lofty ranking and inclusion in the College Football Playoff.
We’ll have to remember that next time Clemson is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 25 or ranked anywhere before playing double-digit games. Somehow, Swinney thought his quarterback Trevor Lawrence should win the Heisman despite playing three fewer games than Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and Mac Jones, the two leading candidates to win the coveted award. The hypocrisy is nothing new for Swinney, but college football fans and media didn’t let him off the hook after the Buckeyes obliterated his Tigers to end their season and hopes of another national championship.
Best viral tweets from fans roasting Dabo Swinney for slandering Ohio State
So sit back and check out all the best viral tweets roasting Swinney for his disrespect of Ohio State and giving them all the extra motivation they needed to hand Clemson a big helping of humble pie.
Clemson players looking in the backfield like Ohio State was gonna sit on the lead.
Ryan Day is out for blood Dabo.
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) January 2, 2021
I blame Dabo Swinney… Talking all that crap. Done pissed @OhioStateFB off. 🙄
— Reggie Wayne (@ReggieWayne_17) January 2, 2021
Dabo explaining how Ohio State is the 11th best team in the country during his post game presser pic.twitter.com/JwakG15s5j
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 2, 2021
Dabo explaining why Ohio State is the 11th best team in the country pic.twitter.com/uZRlajW1XC
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 2, 2021
"I ranked Ohio State 11 because they're so good I gave them two number ones" –Dabo, in like 90 minutes
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) January 2, 2021
Clearly, Dabo Swinney’s greatest coaching job was making Ohio State likable. A huge upset.
— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) January 2, 2021
Ohio State coming for Clemson’s ass after Dabo ranked them 11th pic.twitter.com/TWj7wyfCo7
— Twisted Cycle Path (@slurpingnoise) January 2, 2021
Dabo shouldn’t have been talking tough… Ohio state playing with an attitude
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 2, 2021
Sure, Dabo was wrong to rank Ohio State #11, but he really screwed up putting Notre Dame #3.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 2, 2021
Justin Fields when he was told Dabo ranked Ohio State at #11: pic.twitter.com/Jm5mSTG26d
— Boston Connor (@BostonConnr) January 2, 2021
Ohio State fans looking at Dabo Swinney after Justin Field's 5th TD pic.twitter.com/R0vGNIvVdd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 2, 2021
Somebody needs to ask Dabo after the game where does he have @OhioStateFB ranked now? 😂
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 2, 2021
If Dabo has Ohio state at 11, then Clemson must be 12 pic.twitter.com/qU3E5Zlcvb
— Caleb (@zuves_35) January 2, 2021
preparing to hear Dabo postgame say Ohio State had an unfair advantage because it was fresher than Clemson due to “only having to play six games” pic.twitter.com/6hwgcGFdW3
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) January 2, 2021
At this rate, dabo could vote Ohio state as high as 8th in his final poll
— Hawkize (@hawkize) January 2, 2021
to the media member who asks dabo where he’d rank the ohio state university now during this coming postgame, drop your venmo or cashapp here i got your first 3 beers tonight
— mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) January 2, 2021
Dabo’s final coaches poll:
3. Notre Dame
4. Texas A&M
9. Iowa State
10. Coastal Carolina
11. Ohio State pic.twitter.com/BF2h6HDtNp
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 2, 2021
Dabo had Ohio State ranked where? pic.twitter.com/N4R8eYkN1m
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 2, 2021
Hickory Dickory Dock
Dabo spent too much time on Tik Tok
He said Ohio State wasn’t Top 10
Justin Fields said “alright then”
— Outta Bounds (@OuttaBoundsCast) January 2, 2021
Ohio State to Dabo Swinney
— Jake Taraska (@Jake_Taraska) January 2, 2021
I got a feeling Dabo gonna make a Dan Mullen type of excuse after this game about how Ohio State shouldn’t have been able to play
— freddie stevenson (@strugglemade105) January 2, 2021
The only thing more anticipated than an Alabama-Ohio State championship game is Dabo's forthcoming coaches poll ballot. pic.twitter.com/QccVWdxfTz
— College Football Nerds (@CFBNerds) January 2, 2021
“Where you ranking Ohio State next week?”
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) January 2, 2021
I think I’m starting to understand why Dabo didn’t want Ohio State in the playoff 😂
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 2, 2021
This game is over. Ohio State had kicked Clemson’s ass up and down the field.
I tried to tell Dabo not to poke the bear. Ohio State thrives off that stuff. This was no fluke. The Buckeyes just beat the hell out of these dudes.
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) January 2, 2021
Dabo: “If you didn’t play nine games, I just didn’t consider you for the Top 10. That’s why Ohio State was No. 11.”
Ohio State: pic.twitter.com/IAwsCRr0gK
— BroBible (@BroBible) January 2, 2021
Gotta think Ohio State now cracks Dabo's top ten after tonight
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 2, 2021