June 6, 2016
It's safe to say Clemson football is excited for its new Football Operations Building.
A tiger may never change its stripes, but it can put on a DPR safety helmet. Head coach Dabo Swinney recently pulled off an epic trick play, disguising himself as "Fred," a laborer from Albuquerque, as part of Clemson's version of popular reality TV series “Undercover Boss.”
Watch ESPN's video to see if his plan to get a sneak peek of the new facility while it's still under construction works.
Coach Swinney wasn't the only surprise visitor on the site, as defensive coordinator Brent Venables also stopped by to "coach" the construction crew, bringing his trademark intensity along with him. Check out the video and see what happens.
But for now, back to the building.
This new facility, which Swinney calls "the epitome of Clemson" due to its fun and unique nature, will set the bar high for any future athletic facility in the college football arms race.
The 142,500-sq.-ft. operations building will include coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, recruiting areas, locker rooms, weight rooms, training rooms, a hydro-therapy area, equipment room, dining areas and associated support spaces. All of which will allow Clemson’s Athletic Department to better serve the needs of its student-athletes.
Coach said it best when he said, “Clemson is going to be the envy of the entire country when this thing is finished.”