Derion Kendrick in Dabo Swinney’s ‘Love Shack,’ Not ‘Doghouse’


Clemson junior cornerback Derion Kendrick dressed for Saturday’s game in opposition to Pittsburgh but did not play for disciplinary causes. 

For the second time, this season involving Kendrick, Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney stated after the 52-17 victory that he is loving on one among his finest defensive gamers. 

“Generally individuals may say you are within the doghouse. I prefer to say he is within the Love Shack,” Swinney stated. “Just a bit staff self-discipline with him and DK’s truly one among my favorites. The Bible says the nice the best type of self-discipline is love. So, simply put him within the Love Shack this weekend, and hopefully, he’ll reply the best means. I liked his perspective at this time.”

Kendrick was not on Clemson’s unavailable listing previous to the sport, but it’s not the first time he is suited up without playing or been disciplined. In Week 1, he did not make the trip to Wake Forest however wasn’t injured. He did not begin the next week against The Citadel however did play. However, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables stated Kendrick wasn’t in his doghouse. 

“I would not name its discipline,” Swinney stated after The Citadel game. “I might simply name it love, simply loving him up. I believe self-discipline is the best type of love. DK’s an excellent child, but we wish him to be accountable in each space, lecturers, tutors, study corridor, you title it. All of it. It all matters.

“He obtained himself in a little little bit of a gap this summer, but he’s himself out and he is approaching.”

Kendrick additionally sat out the Syracuse game, though he was on the sideline. Swinney later stated the cornerback was banged up and simply wasn’t needed within the game.

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