CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 26: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a call during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

Dabo Swinney criticizes his own players after groping incidents vs. Ohio State


It appears that Dabo Swinney is like most college football fans that aren't exactly happy to be talking about groping and inappropriate touching instead of football.

Swinney was asked about the incident at media day ahead of the College Football Playoff title game, and Swinney had some comments on how star linebacker Ben Boulware handled the situation.

"Ben is a bull in a china shop and he answered it like a bull in a china shop," Swinney said on Boulware's comments, per ESPN. "Unacceptable... it was inappropriate, not what we do."

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Boulware said earlier in the week that the tactic was used by Clemson to try and get under the skin of opposing players. An Ohio State player admitted that he nearly hit Boulware after being touched during the Fiesta Bowl before he had to restrain himself.

Both Boulware and fellow Clemson defender Christian Wilkins were caught on video awkwardly grabbing Ohio State players during the Playoff semifinal last Saturday. Alabama players have since responded with their own message if the tactic continues in the national title game, but it looks like Clemson is wanting to move on from the incidents ahead of a chance to win their first title since 1981.