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Spurrier 'quote' leads to Swinney's Twitter infamy

Updated: December 2, 2011, 9:30 AM ET
By Maria Burns Ortiz

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney found himself trending on Twitter two days before the ACC championship game. However, his surge in popularity had nothing do with the Tigers' upcoming matchup with Virginia Tech.

Instead, Swinney was being recognized for railing against in-state rival South Carolina over a comment attributed to Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier.

The irony is, while Swinney's quotes made him fodder for thousands of tweets, the quote that set it ...

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