Posted November 15, 2011 on AP on Fox
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney can't think of a better example for his football players than basketball great Michael Jordan. Jordan, Swinney said, never wavered in his intensity or attitude to win, whether the Bulls were starting the season or had wrapped up a playoff spot with a month to go. Swinney wants the same approach from the seventh-ranked Tigers (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) heading into North Carolina State (5-5, 2-4) now that they've clinched the ACC Atlantic Division. ''I'm a big basketball guy and to me Michael Jordan is the epitome of a competitor,'' Swinney said Tuesday. ''And he was expected to be the best player on the court every game. This guy was so mentally strong and focused at being the best and not being satisfied.'' Swinney said Clemson has plenty left to achieve before it tries for a league championship at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 3. A win over the Wolfpack would be the team's 10t...
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