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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney rebukes critics

Dabo Swinney pointing to Heaven

‘They want me to just shut that off and not be a Christian’ By Joshua Needelman – May 6, 2020 Updated May 14, 2020 CLEMSON — Coach Dabo Swinney on Wednesday night pushed back against critics who question the role Christianity plays in the Clemson football program. In April 2014 the Freedom from …

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The Second on the Wall

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In 1990, I established name-painting on my classroom wall for those students who had accomplished big goals while attending high school! The first was Dylan Gale, who I mentioned in my original article about the wall years ago on Inspire21.com. I have since written down some other outstanding achievements by …

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No matter how hopeless, no matter how far

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We were going through a normal football practice. Drills were crisp, coaches coaching, everyone hustling and working hard to prepare for the upcoming game…when off in the distance, a line of cars was approaching our practice field! The line stopped at the portion of the practice field we named the …

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What is a football player?

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Author Unknown Between the innocence of boyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a sturdy creature called a football player! Football players come in assorted weights, heights, jersey colors, and numbers, but all football players have the same creed: to play every minute of every period of every game …

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High School Football Practice with coach

My 1964 Mercury Comet was moving right along doing 60 on the Schuylkill Expressway, heading toward Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Manayunk, Pa. It was a clear, bright sunny day in May of 1967, with very low humidity and cloudless sky. I was on my way to an interview for the …

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