Joe Maddon and Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney had one thing in common in 2016.
They were both champions.
Yet the extent of their connection does not end there. Swinney, who made his way to Gauranteed Rate Field with his family on Thursday, took a moment to speak with CSN's Kelly Crull.
Swinney talked about his affection for Maddon and even shared that he had the Cubs skipper address his Clemson Tigers during the season.
He said that Maddon "cares about the players, he engages with them, he develops relationships with them," all things Swinney tries to mirror with his coaching philosophy.
This begs the question, are Dabo and Joe now BFF's?
Watch the full interview above to find out.
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