https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/24/dabo-swinney-clemson-black-lives-matter/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-low_daboswinney-230pm:homepage/story-ans Interesting read on Swinney, his work and success at Clemson, and how current racial justice awareness concerns are becoming a growing issue for Clemson (and college football in general). Felt a reference to it belonged in recruiting forum because recruting is a main crux of the article -- and recruiting issues would be most of our main interest in talking about Clemson (except when they play FSU, of course, then we are are Clemson fans). Good insight in the article on how Swinney helped rebuild Clemson into a modern football power. He basically had the audacity to dream big which some of his successors lacked -- and he was able to deliver in terms of fundraising which is the hardest part. I did not know Swinney had played such a central role in the push for money and state of the art facilities it appears he was THE driving force if the article accurately portrays it. And I find it ironic because it reminds me of a former Clemson coach who left and then helped build Florida's program -- Charlie Pell. Pell did the same thing for us which Swinney has now done at Clemson and that will always be Pell's lasting legacy. (Maybe we will see in time if Swinney also runs into the troubles which plagued Pell in terms of recruiting violations). It appears clear there are storm clouds brewing for Swinney based upon some of his stances (and lack of stances) and he and Clemson will have to navigate them carefully. Clemson will of course not be the only school that has to confront these issues, especially in the South, but Clemson and Swinney might be ground zero. You never know whether an initial groundswell will slowly fade away or instead whether this is just the beginning of these issues being at the forefront. I tend to think schools that ignore them do so at their peril. I hope Mullen, Stricklin, and UF try to stay out front. And also hope we have already taken note on the facilities and fundraising cues (I think we have).