Sep 14, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Scott Shafer looks on during the third quarter against the Wagner Seahawks at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse defeated Wagner 54-0. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer cusses out Clemson's Dabo Swinney (GIF)


The first game of ACC play for the Syracuse Orange and head coach Scott Shafer hasn’t exactly gone in their favor. To start, they get to begin their new conference venture against the no. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers–not an easy task whatsoever. Clemson’s Heisman hopeful QB Tajh Boyd made the Orange defense looked non-existent in the first half, as the senior tossed four touchdowns in the first 30 minutes.

But, it was something that happened near the end of those first 30 that has everyone talking.

Already up big at 35-7, Clemson went for it on a fourth down play–which the Orange were able to stop–instead of just going for the field goal. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney would go on to explain that he elected not to kick the FG for fear that it could be blocked and returned for points.

Either way, with his team getting blasted, Shafer felt a bit disrespected and, following the failed conversion, he launched some words toward Dabo on the opposite sideline:

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I could be wrong (I’m not), but I’m pretty sure that “F** you Dabo, you mother f***er” isn’t a Syracuse offensive play call following a turnover on downs.

[h/t] SB Nation

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  • David Robinson

    Bush league coaching….lay down in the 2nd quarter???…please! lol

    • Derek Evans

      But Syracuse DID lay down in the second half…pitiful