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The Citadel was Alabama’s toughest opponent prior to Georgia according to Dabo Swinney

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The one-sided war of words from Clemson coach, Dabo Swinney has not stopped, and don’t appear as the head man once again threw shade at the Crimson Tide.

During his Tuesday press conference, when asked about Georgia Tech’s recent loss to The Citadel — a team Clemson played opening night and defeated 52-14 — Swinney replied, “That’s college football. The Citadel was probably Alabama’s toughest game last year until Georgia. I’m just telling you the truth. The Citadel beat South Carolina.”

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This same Citadel team had a record of 5-6 in 2018, which included losses to Furman and UT Chattanooga. While the Tide did struggle in the first half, The Citadel proved to be no match as Alabama ripped off four touchdowns in the third quarter, silencing any thought of an upset and ending the contest with a 50-17 victory.

While it is plausible the Tide was not pumped to face The Citadel at 11:00 am with an ailing quarterback, the notion that The Citadel was viable competition is amusing.

The Tide is hoping to get back to the CFP Championship to redeem themselves after a 44-16 drubbing by the Clemson Tigers earlier this year. These comments from Swinney only add more bulletin board material for a team not lacking motivation.

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