College football: Top sights and sounds from Week 5
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season is a wrap and it sure was a fun one. Four top-10 teams went down, there were some incredible individual performances and, most importantly, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hit the Whip and Nae Nae.
Let’s take a look at Swinney’s dance moves and relive the other top sights and sounds from this week in college football.
Dabo Swinney gives passionate interview following Notre Dame win
In what turned out the be the premier game of college football’s Week 5 slate, then-No. 12 Clemson toppled then-No. 6 Notre Dame in a 24-22 thriller. Clemson led for just about the entire game, but three fourth quarter Notre Dame touchdowns gave the Fighting Irish a chance to tie the game up with a two-point conversion with seven seconds left. However, Clemson stopped the Fighting Irish on the conversion attempt, giving the Tigers their signature win of the 2015 season and sending Death Valley into a frenzy. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has never been one to hold back his emotions and he certainly wasn’t about to change his ways Saturday, as he gave an awesome postgame interview to ESPN in which he said he told his players to “bring their own guts.” They did and Clemson is now 4-0.
Dabo Swinney and his players dance in the locker room
Swinney didn’t just talk after the big win, he also showed off his dance moves, as he is wont to do. The Clemson coach said in the postgame interview with ESPN that he and his team would do the Whip and Nae Nae in the locker room. Well, he delivered on his word. Check out Clemson’s post-game dancing, set to Drake and Future’s “Jumpman.” What a time to be alive.
Cincinnati’s locker room explodes with excitement after win
After losing a hard-fought battle with Memphis the week prior, Cincinnati came out a motivated bunch on Thursday and handled Miami (Fla.) 34-23. Knocking off the previously unbeaten Hurricanes certainly represents the Bearcats’ best win of the young season and they sure were pumped about it. Coach Tommy Tuberville and his players let loose with some dancing of their own in the locker room after the game.
Todd Graham gives moving post-game speech
Arizona State pulled off arguably the biggest upset of Week 5, easily handling then-No. 7 UCLA 38-23 at the Rose Bowl. The Sun Devils were flat-out the better team from start-to-finish on Saturday and proved that they are a capable team despite a 42-14 loss to USC the week prior. While it wasn’t your typical rah-rah postgame speech, Arizona State coach Todd Graham gave his players an awesome message following the win. It’s clear when watching Graham speak that Arizona State has built a true family atmosphere within its program.
Florida fans chant “It’s great to be a Florida Gator” walking out of the Swamp
Florida football appears to be back. The Gators rocked then-No. 3 Ole Miss 38-10 in the Swamp on Saturday, pushing them to a 5-0 record and now a No. 11 ranking in the AP Top 25. After enduring a couple of tough seasons recently, Florida fans sure were ready to celebrate the important win over the Rebels and their team’s return to being a top program.