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Dabo Swinney

William Christopher "Dabo" Swinney (born November 20, 1969) is the head coach of the Clemson University Tigers football team. Swinney was raised in ... More »William Christopher "Dabo" Swinney (born November 20, 1969) is the head coach of the Clemson University Tigers football team. Swinney was raised in Pelham, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama, where he joined the Crimson Tide football program as a walk-on wide receiver in 1989. He earned a scholarship and lettered on three teams (1990–1992), including the Crimson Tide's 1992 National Championship team. During his time as an undergraduate at Alabama, Swinney was twice named an Academic All-SEC and SEC Scholar Athlete Honor Roll member. He received his degree in commerce & business administration in 1993 as well as a master's degree in business administration from Alabama in 1995. After graduation, Swinney joined the Alabama coaching staff as a graduate assistant, serving from 1993–1995. In December 1995 he received his M.B.A from Alabama and became a full-time coach of the Crimson Tide, in charge of wide receivers and tight ends. He was fired with all of head coach Mike... [ Wikipedia ]

Clemson's Dabo Swinney suspends two players for Boston College game

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has suspended receiver Germone Hopper and safety Ronald Geohaghan for the Boston College game Saturday for what he called poor behavior. Hopper is a red-shirt freshman from Charlotte, N.C., who is the third-ranked Tigers' second-leading ...

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Clemson ranked No. 10 in SI's preseason college football Top 25

Clemson has only won the ACC once since 1992, but it looks as if coach Dabo Swinney's team has the talent to make a BCS run. If Watkins struggles again, the Tigers will need new players to emerge. They also have no proven replacement for two-time 1,000-yard rusher Andre Ellington. For ...

Dabo Swinney: Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles about even

After a definitive win at Clemson, Florida State is in position to give the ACC a national championship contender.Tags: Florida State Seminoles, Jameis Winston, Clemson Tigers CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his ninth-ranked Tigers are more even with No. 3 Florida State ...

Dabo Swinney emphasized more than X's and O's to turn around Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. – Precisely five years ago this week, Dabo Swinney sat in a hotel room and broke into a cold sweat of panic. It was the eve of his first game as interim coach of the Clemson Tigers. Yet he wasn't overly worried about leading the Tigers, even if succeeding the suddenly fired ...

Clemson WR Martavis Bryant to face discipline for throat-slash

Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday that junior wideout Martavis Bryant will be disciplined for making a throat-slash gesture after the second of his two touchdown receptions in last Thurday's 26-14 win over N.C. State. Neither the Clemson head coach nor the officials saw the throat-slash at ...

Clemson Tigers suspend tackle Isaiah Battle after punch

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday that Battle would sit when the third-ranked Tigers (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) return home to face the Demon Deacons on Saturday. Battle, from Brooklyn, N.Y., threw an uppercut that knocked Byrd to the turf late in Clemson's 26-14 victory ...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has trademarked his own name

According to a Steve Berkowitz story, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has already trademarked his name, while Ohio State is in the process of trademarking Urban Meyer’s name and the phrase “Urban Meyer Knows.” Additionally, Kansas State has a licensing agreement “to use the name and likeness” ...

Dabo would ‘be surprised’ if Sammy Watkins returned

As it does every year around this time with the clock wing down on another season, the questioning of head coach Dabo Swinney turned to Watkins and the wide receiver’s future in Orange & White. Instead of hemming and hawing around the issue, Swinney was blunt in his assessment of ...

Dabo Swinney says Clemson would beat FSU five out of 10 times

Posted by Chris Huston on October 22, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT A few days after Florida State shellacked his team, 51-14, in front of a sold-out and raucous Death Valley crowd, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney soothed the lingering disappointment of the Tigers’ first loss by saying that his team ...

Tajh Boyd and Dabo Swinney shoot down Boyd gambling rumors

While the rumor didn't come from the most reputable site, the allegations were brought up at Clemson’s Tuesday media conference, and both Boyd and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney quickly shot down the rumors. “I don’t know where that came from,” Boyd said. “Honestly, I don’t really watch NFL ...

The Alphabetical, Week 8 preview edition: Dabo vs. Jimbo forever

Morris was hired by Dabo Swinney, aka the intern who took over the company after the deportation of the Tommy Bowden regime from the Tiger Republic, aka the guy who really should have never been in the position to be head coach by any stretch of logic, and yet who has won 46 games as ...

Dabo Swinney pleased with No. 3 Clemson's balance

Dabo Swinney pleased with No. 3 Clemson's balance Dabo Swinney pleased with No. 3 Clemson's balance Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney leaves the field after defeating Wake Forest 56-7 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. (AP ...

Clemson tops Georgia in Week 1, continues to shift Tigers culture

As the ball danced in the end zone, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney prepared for the inevitable. If a Bulldog fell on the ball, Georgia would score a touchdown. If the Tigers could somehow get the ball out of the back of the end zone, the result would be unpleasant but more palatable. "Oh...

Clemson vs. NC State

" From Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's standpoint, there are areas of concern even against a team his offense torched for 754 yards - two off a school record - when they last met. Boyd threw two interceptions without a touchdown and the Tigers were held to 34 yards on 28 rushing attempts ...

Jameis Winston, Florida State rout Clemson in Week 8 ACC blowout

" On the other sideline, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and his staff couldn't energize their team enough to even challenge the Seminoles. "Florida State might be the best team in the nation," Swinney said. "We knew they were good coming in. You don't have a lot of room for error ...

Clemson Tigers WR Martavis Bryant to face discipline for throat-slash gesture

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said starting wide receiver Martavis Bryant will have his playing time reduced against Wake Forest because he made throat-slashing gestures following a touchdown catch against North Carolina State last week. Swinney said Tuesday that ...

Clemson DT Carlos Watkins survives deadly car wreck

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Carlos Watkins is "very fortunate" to have survived a car wreck that killed one of the defensive tackle's high school classmates over the weekend in North Carolina. Watkins was a passenger in a car that hydroplaned on Saturday night and crashed into an ...

Wolfpack, No. 3 Tigers meet in Thursday night game

RALEIGH, N.C. -- lemson coach Dabo Swinney hasn't forgotten what happened the last time his Tigers carried a top-10 ranking into North Carolina State. He's focused on ensuring it doesn't happen again Thursday night. The third-ranked Tigers (2-0) enter Raleigh with their highest ranking ...

Clemson’s defense much improved since debacle last season at Florida State

I can’t watch this anymore.” That’s how Clemson coach Dabo Swinney felt while trying to watch a replay of his team’s 49-37 loss at Florida State last season. “We weren’t very good,’’ Swinney recalled Tuesday. “I had to turn it off. They gained about 670 yards against us.” As awful ...

Scott Shafer Curses Clemson’s Dabo Swinney

Syracuse Head Coach Scott Shafer Curses Out Clemson's Dabo Swinney and It's Hilar... By Brian Josephs | Oct 5, 2013 | 7:04 pm | Permalink You know when you're playing Madden, NCAA or any sports game and you just want to swipe your friend's seat from under him because he's beating you ...

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