I've been speaking to this team every year for the past ten years. I was with them when they weren't contending for national championships and I'm not going to change my support just because they aren't having their usual success.

When I visited with head coach Dabo Swinney it was so encouraging to see that he hadn't changed either. He was as optimistic, hopeful, encouraging and energetic as I have ever seen him.

He said he has been able to teach his team lessons he wouldn't be able to teach otherwise that would equip and strengthen them for their future. He saw the opportunity amidst the challenge. He didn't get discouraged. He stayed encouraged and continued to encourage his team. He spoke life and belief into his team and QB. He loved them as much, if not more, than any team he has ever coached.