The Clemson coach was direct in what he perceives as a lack of respect for his program and its ACC schedule following a 38-3 win over its in-state rival. Clemson (12-0), the defending national champion, is currently third in the CFP rankings behind Ohio State and LSU and ahead of Georgia.
“How important is this game? It’s huge,” Swinney said. “It’s huge from a national standpoint ‘cause obviously if we lose this game, they are going to kick us out. They don’t want us in there anyway. We’d drop to 20. Georgia loses to this very same team (South Carolina) and the very next day it’s how to we keep Georgia in? We win to the team (North Carolina) that beat South Carolina and it’s how to we get Clemson out?