Over the past decade, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has transformed the Tigers from an also-ran in the ACC to a national powerhouse. He’s exceeded every possible expectation – and he’s won two national titles in the process.
This week, one of his assistant coaches – Xavier Brewer – had a bit of fun on Twitter regarding Swinney’s hiring back in 2008.
If you remember, Pat Forde, who was at ESPN back then, trashed Clemson’s decision to hire Swinney. Forde gave the decision a D+, suggesting that Swinney somehow got a promotion despite being part of a bad season.
Forde’s words may have made sense at the time. They have not aged well.
— Xavier Brewer (@CoachXBrew) June 2, 2019
Swinney, since taking over at Clemson in 2008, has posted a 116-30 record that includes a 69-16 mark in the ACC. His teams have lost just four games combined over the past four years.
He’s also now one of the highest-paid coaches in college football.
The Tigers will be the favorite to repeat again in 2019.