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Dabo Swinney is confident that COVID-19's impact on the sports landscape won't last as long as many believe.
The Clemson head coach dismissed the idea that the 2020 college football season could be delayed due to increasing concerns around the coronavirus during a Friday conference call.
"I have zero doubt we are going to play," Swinney told reporters, according to 247's Anna Hickey. He continued: "This is America, man. This is the greatest country (on) the planet. We will rise up and kick this in the teeth. September is a long time away, man."
Swinney expanded on his reasoning as to why the country will get through the pandemic, noting that Americans stormed the beaches of Normandy, put humans on the moon, and created the iPhone, according to The Athletic's Grace Raynor.
"I would tell all to keep the faith, I really would. We are going to get to the other side of this," Swinney added. "God is going to be glorified to through this. Easter is next weekend, take this time to really reflect and be prayerful because a lot of lives have been turned upside down."