Skip Bayless thinks Dabo Swinney is delusional, ‘worse than Drew Brees’

Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Skip Bayless dismantled Dabo Swinney on Undisputed over “Football Matters” shirt and more.

Skip Bayless could not have been more critical of Dabo Swinney on Tuesday morning.

One of the co-hosts of FS1’s Undisputed went off on the Clemson Tigers football coach for him wearing a “Football Matters” t-shirt over the weekend. Though his best player Trevor Lawrence defended his coach for that shirt because he apparently has been wearing it all the time in meetings, Bayless wasn’t hearing any of that nonsense.

Bayless believes Swinney’s entire approach to the Black Lives Matter movement has been one of obliviousness hiding behind the masquerade of Christianity, a prime example of white privilege and perpetual tone-deafness that isn’t going away. The sports talk television host went as far to say, “everything we’ve heard and seen from Dabo Swinney is even worse than Drew Brees.”

This wasn’t a one-off segment for Bayless. He went after Swinney for several minutes on everything he is doing wrong as the Clemson football head coach surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. Days earlier, Bayless’ co-host and Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe said Brees should have retired after his comments about thinking the protests were about the flag.

Skip Bayless eviscerates Dabo Swinney on Undisputed over BLM obliviousness.

There are two things there that really seem to be grinding Bayless’ gears, and rightfully so. Swinney doesn’t seem to get that he doesn’t seem to get it. Saying crap like he’s “just another football coach” doesn’t fly if you’re the face of college football’s preeminent program.

Bayless said Nick Saban and maybe Lincoln Riley could get away with this behavior, but thinks they’re too smart to be this painfully ignorant like Swinney has. His other major criticism is that like Brees, Swinney has major clout in his sport. Clemson has been to the College Football Playoff five years in a row, played for four national championships and won two of them. Be better.

Bayless wasn’t the first major sports media figure to get after Swinney, nor will he be the last. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum put him on blast, calling him, “terrible.” As they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Too bad Swinney isn’t holding up his end of the bargain as the face of Clemson football. The heat is on and it’s not going away, no matter how hard he tries to ignore it.

Good for Bayless getting on Swinney’s case that ferociously on Undisputed Tuesday morning.

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