Clemson will do 'what is necessary' to protect Howard's Rock, says Swinney

Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney stands next to Howard's Rock while waiting to take individual photographs with members of his football camp at Memorial Stadium.

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Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney stands next to Howard's Rock while waiting to take individual photographs with members of his football camp at Memorial Stadium.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney statement on the Howard's Rock vandalizing:

“It is very disappointing that someone would disrespect our unique tradition to this extent. It is one of the iconic images of the game.

“I am sure Clemson police will investigate this thoroughly and hold the person accountable for this behavior. Thankfully, most of Howard’s Rock is still intact and we will do what is necessary to protect it going forward.

“I know our coaches and players look forward to rubbing Howard’s Rock, running down the hill, and furthering one of the great traditions of college football when we open the season against Georgia on August 31.”

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TigerMarine writes:

I vote for the corps of cadets to have a guard next to it 24 hours a day 7 days a week !!! Something like the Tomb of the Unknowns. NO dumb chickens I do not think this is anywhere near as important but these are cadets training to be our future military commanders and they need to learn the importance of tradition. Every opportunity to give a lesson in this should be welcomed.

jarheadtiger writes:

LOL @ TigerMarine. And they better remember their General Orders!

rsb8931#286014 writes:

If they don't catch who really messed up the rock, somebody should start a rumor the week before the Georgia game that a UGA fan did it. Sorry Georgia. Almost all is fair in love and football.

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