Not only is the Clemson football program ranked No. 1 and going back to the College Football Playoff for the third season in a row, the Tigers have been a frequent source of entertainment throughout the season.
Coach Dabo Swinney has let his personality shine through, dancing in the locker room with his team after wins and cracking jokes about a drone dropping off an emergency shipment of towels on the sideline. Clemson’s players have been similarly goofy, from Christian Wilkins giving Hunter Renfrow a kiss on the cheek during a postgame interview to Austin Bryant sneaking into a press scrum and asking Kelly Bryant a question.
On Thursday, ESPN released a list of the best quotes of the college football season. While there were plenty of quotes from Tigers to choose from, it wasn’t one of Swinney’s rants that earned a spot on the list, or even the antics of Wilkins or Bryant. Instead, a quote from a different defensive lineman, Dexter Lawrence, was featured.
Following Clemson’s win over Miami in the ACC Championship Game, Lawrence was asked if he was excited to go to New Orleans to play in the Sugar Bowl. Lawrence said he was, but not for the reason you might expect.
“Them donuts. What are they called? (Beignets.) Yeah, beignets. I’m going to get me some of them,” Lawrence said.
Regardless of how the Tigers fare against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, this Clemson season should be remembered for the mirth it provided. Lawrence’s quote will likely go down as the best of them.