By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Clemson Tigers have named wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney as the team’s interim head coach for the rest of the season. Swinney replaces Tommy Bowden, who stepped down.
Bowden stepped down for the future of the program, he claimed. At the time of his resignation, the Tigers had a 3-3 record.
This is Swinney’s first time being a head coach. Before being promoted to interim head coach, he had been serving as the team’s wide receivers coach.
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Swinney has been an assistant for the Tigers since the 2003 season. Before joining the Tigers coaching staff, he was employed by his alma mater, the University of Alabama, from 1993 through 2000.
He began his tenure with the Tigers as their wide receivers coach in 2003 after joining Bowden’s staff. Bowden was Swinney’s former position coach at Alabama.
Swinney’s first game leading the team will come at home against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This came will be on October 18th on ESPN.
Following the home game against Georgia Tech, Swinney will lead the team for back-to-back road games. The first road game will come against the Boston College Eagles.
The following week, the team will be playing at Doak Campbell Stadium against the Florida State Seminoles.
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The team will return home for a game against the Duke Blue Devils on November 15th. Swinney’s final regular season road game will come against the Virginia Cavaliers.
He will guide the team in a home game against the South Carolina Gamecocks. If the team becomes Bowl eligible with their sixth win, then he will have additional practices with the team.
If this happens, it would help the team in the future. These extra practices will be beneficial.
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