The Unlikely Pregame Sprint: Robert Griffin III and 53-Year-Old Dabo Swinney

The hilarious scene of Dabo Swinney and Robert Griffin III caught the fans’ attention before the Clemson and North Carolina game on Saturday. The coach and the analyst had an unplanned pregame sprint competition. Griffin, known for his incredible speed during his playing days, struggled to keep up with the 53-year-old Swinney. Swinney showed his superiority as they sprinted down “The Hill” into “Death Valley,” a home game tradition for the Tigers.

After Griffin posted the scene on social media, it went viral. Despite the impressive win against the then-No. 20 Tar Heels, Clemson’s season has been underwhelming. Swinney remains enthusiastic about his job, despite facing criticism from fans this season.

Griffin tried to time his run to coincide with Swinney’s, but the coach was too fast. Swinney’s commitment to the Tigers remains firm, despite rumors linking him to the vacant Texas A&M job. He has led the program to eight ACC championships and two national championships since taking over in 2008. It remains to be seen if he will remain in the job next season.