According to Dabo Swinney, the highly hyped Internet reports that he and offensive coordinator Billy Napier are in a tiff are not true. Swinney denied the report that he has been overriding Napier’s play calls and he downplayed the heated verbal exchange the two had during a practice last week. Swinney said he and his staff remain on the same page.
AUDIO: Swinney denies rift (2:57)
Napier also downplayed the incident and said he and Swinney are on the same page with the offensive philosophy. He said that the spat at practice was overblown by some people that were watching the practice last week. He thinks the incident between he and Swinney may have even motivated the team.
AUDIO: Napier on reported tiff (2:47)
Last Wednesday Swinney had the Tiger band at practice and they witnessed a heated confrontation between Swinney and Napier. The incident spread on over the Internet leading to the questions about Swinney and Napier’s relationship.