Out of Bounds: “Osama Bin Dabo”
Since 2015, two college football programs have set the bar relative to excellence on the field. Both Alabama and Clemson have two national championships, identical 55-4 overall records and a pair of wins against each other.
A big reason for Clemson's success in the most recent national championship game came from a native of the Yellowhammer State. Phenix City's Justyn Ross hauled in six catches for 153 yards including a 74-yard scoring catch that put the game on ice.
As another Alabama native continues to ascend the college football pedestal in Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, conversations have arisen regarding his future aspirations in coaching and whether he has already reached Nick Saban level status in the profession.
While Swinney and the Clemson Tigers look forward to a possible journey toward a repeat national championship, the Clemson head coach made news in a recent interview. When he answered a question regarding whether the state of Alabama would erect a wall to keep him out, Swinney had this to say:
“I think it was all fun and games early on. It was, ‘Awww, isn’t that sweet?’ and all that stuff. I don’t know about walls, but I am kinda like Osama Bin Dabo,” Swinney said with a laugh. “I have to navigate my way through the caves and back channels to make my way through Alabama these days. They aren’t as happy to see me. But it’s all good. It’s a good problem.”'
During Tuesday's edition of The Blitz, former Alabama fullback Martin Houston posed a question on the topic.
"Was that an out of bounds statement? Calling himself "Osama Bin Dabo", did he go out of bounds? Did he take that comment too far?" Houston asked.
In the video link above, find out what the former Crimson Tide fullback had to say about the Swinney's comments, whether he can reach Saban's level of greatness over a career and whether Swinney would be interest in coaching at Alabama.
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