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Old 10-12-2017, 06:45 PM
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Default It’s been 9 years since Swinney’s life changed, and he changed Clemson with it

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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Post Re: It’s been 9 years since Swinney’s life changed, and he changed Clemson with it

If we look back at the decision to select him as the interim
head coach and the eventual decision to hire Dabo as the head coach, it is a bit surprising.

You have to make yourself forget the current success and just think about this man being chosen in 2008.

Dabo Swinney was just shy of his 39th Birthday. He had only been back in coaching for 5 and 1/2 seasons, and he was not a coordinator.

Yet, Phillips picked him. Why? It sure wasn’t because of experience.

I think the explanation is found in an article I read about his interview (maybe here; not sure). Dabo is charming. He clearly could recruit. The players liked him. All of those things were important but the real key to his selection as head coach was that Dabo had a plan. He had compiled a huge binder that outlined what he wanted to do and what Clemson needed to do if they wanted to return to the top echelon of college football. His enthusiasm was important but the plan is what sold them on Dabo.

It will make a great movie.
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