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Dabo Swinney says he will go the NFL if NCAA decides to pay players

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney says he would love college football and go to the pros if they started paying collegiate athletes.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney signed a 93 million dollar deal to coach at the South Carolina powerhouse school, and while many have rumored him to leave to go to Alabama, Swinney says he is not focused on that. He is currently focused on Clemson, but one question that was interesting is when they began talking about the NCAA paying players in college.

Dabo’s answer was interesting, because it sounds like he is not on board with that decision. Shoot, he even says he will go to the NFL if that is the case.

“Who knows what’s going to happen down the road? I have no idea,” Swinney said. “I just try to be great where my feet are. That’s my focus every day. Who knows? They may do away with college football in three years. There may be no college football. They may want to professionalize college athletics. Well, then, maybe I’ll go to the pros. If I’m going to coach pro football, I might as well do that. I may get a terrible president or a terrible AD one day. I don’t know. I have no idea what’s down the road. But I know what we have at Clemson is special, and I wanted to make a commitment to the university. That’s what the message of the contract was.”

I am not sure this is fair with him making 93 million dollars, but it is definitely something to keep an eye on.

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