Last night, after beating Alabama by a slightly smaller margin (28) than Pitt (32), Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell jumped in during a Christian Wilkins interview to yell the following:
For any of them recruits out there, if you wanna come to a program where you don’t gotta worry about your coach all up in the locker room, dancing, come to Death Valley.
Lord knows why he was recruiting for LSU after winning a national championship, but one thing is pretty certain: he wasn’t taking shots at Willie Taggart and Florida State.
The speech, as some might not know, is a reference to convicted man-slaughterer via car Suge Knight’s speech at the 1995 Source Awards, a moment that kicked the East and West Coast rap beef into high gear. If you were born before 1965, you probably haven’t seen it. If you were born after 2000, you definitely haven’t.
Any artist out there that want to be an artist and stay a star, and don’t have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the record, dancing… come to Death Row.
It’s quite the stretch of imagination that he’d be taking specific shots at Willie Taggart with that line, given that Dabo Swinney’s penchant for dancing in locker rooms has been well-documented, including last night when he hit the most pitiful shoot dance that’s ever graced God’s green earth.
Unless Ferrell was going mega-deep by using a Suge Knight speech to reference alleged recipient of a Suge balcony-dangling and Florida State spring game performer Vanilla Ice, it’s probably pretty safe to just take this one at face value.