Dabo Swinney: Laptop comments by N.C. State coach challenge team’s integrity

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren shake hands prior to an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren’s call to investigate a laptop on the Tigers’ sideline was a “challenge to the team’s integrity.”

Doeren wondered why a laptop was seen on Clemson’s sideline after the fourth-ranked Tigers’ 38-31 win over the Wolfpack . The ACC said Sunday it had accepted Clemson’s explanation that the computer was used by a student as part of the school’s social media efforts.

Swinney said Tuesday that he has not spoken to Doeren since.

Swinney added that his players have been shoved by people on the Wolfpack sideline the past two seasons. Swinney said Doeren needs to be concerned with managing his sideline and not focusing on the Tigers.

Clemson can clinch the ACC Atlantic Division with a win against Florida State on Saturday.

 

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