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Dabo Swinney and the road ahead for Clemson

Posted on: December 3, 2008 6:18 pm

Everybody thought that Clemson would beat Alabama , and then win the ACC title, didn't happen . That was in August. Then , nobody thought that interim head coach Dabo Swinney would last past losing to Steve Spurrier coached South Carolina on Nov. 29th. That was last weekend , didn't happen . He went 4-2 after Bowden "stepped down" in October following a deflating loss to the Terps. He qualified the Tigers to a bowl game when nobody gave him a chance in mid October  , and now it looks like the Tigers are headed for a New Years Day Gator Bowl date with Nebraska . Sure hope that everyone is paying attention to doubting this guy , keep it up because he seems to thrive on the challenge.

I didn't like the inexperienced guy getting the job at first , but then after a long look at the short body of work I am starting to get behind the administrations decision. Brother , if he coaches the Tigers to a bowl win in January I will be fully behind the guy come spring .... to use his own words after being named interim , I will be ALL IN !

This is a strange time in Tiger football . What will recruiting season bring , will CJ come back as he said he would ? Who will be our new defensive coordinator ? How will the Tigers perform next fall after a full spring and summer under Dabo ? Wow ....... just Wow.


Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 9:48 am

Dabo Swinney and the road ahead for Clemson

I agree. It was hard for me to support Clemson hiring Dabo as head coach in the beginning. After seeing what he did for the team and the fans, it became hard for me not to support him. I won't lie, I was hoping for Kiffin to get the job early in the hiring game. The more Dabo improved the team and rallied the fans, the more confidence I had in him getting hired. The guy has a huge respect for the history of the school, the game of football, the players, and the fans. I'm starting to get the feeling that Dabo Swinney will be in the Clemson football history books for all the right reasons. Yaba Dabo Doo!

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2008 8:02 pm

Dabo Swinney and the road ahead for Clemson

I like the new fresh guy. Maybe Chavis will come be the Def. Coordinator. I think he can be a good fit. As far as recruiting. i think too much damage was done by the timing of Bowdens departure. But, next year we will be right back there.

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