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Florida State, Clemson drama carries over into day three

Posted at 12:51 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 00:51:05-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — It's the longest game this season that never even happened. Three days later Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney is still talking about Clemson's game with Florida state that was postponed Saturday.

"I didn't say they wanted to forfeit the game," said Swinney Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "Y'all don't listen. I didn't say they wanted to forfeit the game. I said it should be a forfeit."

The statement contradicts what he said during a teleconference Sunday night.

"To me, the Florida State administration forfeited the game."

Swinney was also asked about comments made by Florida State coach Mike Norvell from Monday on how football coaches shouldn't be doctors.

"Listen I'm not really worried much about what they say down there in Tallahassee, that's for sure," he said. "I've been in this league 18 years, I've been the head coach here 12. They've had three head coaches in four years, so decisions they make, I'm not going to worry about advice from Tallahassee."

Norvell had his regularly scheduled press conference Tuesday morning, and it happened to be going on the same time as Swinney's press conference. As Swinney's comments came in, someone asked Norvell about the back and forth between the two programs. Norvell said he's done with it.

"It's one of those things where I don't have any control of what people spend their time and focus on," he said. "I will say that once again, All the information the medical advisors used to make the decision for the game on Saturday came directly from Clemson's medical advisors. I'm really pretty much done talking about it. We're moving forward."

Florida State moves on this Saturday. They host Virginia with an 8:00 kick-off at Doak.