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Clemson sports takes: Overreaction or on the nose?

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Ashleigh Snyder
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is ready to use the transfer portal for his program after being against the excessive use throughout his career.

The Tiger has been listening to whispers across campus centered around Clemson athletics. Below, are some opinions on some of the most popular controversies.

Dabo Swinney will leave Clemson if a major head coaching job opens up.

OVERREACTION: It is hard to see Swinney leaving Clemson, as he has rebuilt the program from the ground. Add on the fact that he still has a son attending Clemson and a $5 million buyout if he left for another program, and it’s clear Dabo will not be leaving Clemson anytime soon, no matter who is calling.

The Tigers’ gymnastics attendance numbers will be consistent all season.

ON THE NOSE: Clemson is not a one-sport school, evidenced by the overwhelming support for the women’s lacrosse inaugural season last year, the women’s soccer team’s College Cup run and the men’s soccer team’s road to winning the National Championship.

No matter what sport Clemson plays, there will always be a strong fan base to cheer on the Tigers. Thanks to the record 8,631 fans that showed up at the last home meet, there is no reason that the rest of the season should look any different, especially since the Tigers are off to a strong 2-0 start.

Clemson basketball will make the Men’s NCAA Tournament.

ON THE NOSE: The Tigers have taken fans on an emotional roller coaster this season, starting out 10-0 and most recently marred by a three-game ACC losing streak. They are looking to regain control of their season, and have won two of their last three games.

According to Team Rankings’ NCAA 2024 bracket projections, the Tigers are given a 99% chance of acquiring a bid for the tournament. Couple that prediction with an at-large bid percentage of 91, and there is strong evidence that the Tigers will be dancing in March.

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