After Clemson upset LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was thrilled. His team trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter, didn't lead all game, and had lost during the regular season to the two best teams it had played (Florida State and South Carolina). So when Tajh Boyd started a drive at the Clemson 20 with 1:39 left and got the Tigers within field goal range for Chandler Catanzaro, who nailed the game-winner wtih no time left, Swinney was obvious elated with the win. He was so elated in fact, that after shaking hands with LSU coach Les Miles, Swinney turned to ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards for his pregame interview… and lifted her up in a bearhug while Edwards laughed like a schoolgirl.
Swinney and the Tigers owe a debt of gratitude for Miles and his clock management before Boyd's game-winning drive, but it's a big win for the Clemson program, and a disappointing end to the 2012 season for LSU. As for Swinney's reaction to Edwards after the game, there has to be a happy medium between he and David Shaw running away from Heather Cox.
[via Larry Brown Sports]