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Clemson's Dabo Swinney Addresses Possibility Of Coaching At Alabama One Day

Dabo Swinney: next head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide? 

Dabo Swinney dabs in front of his team.

Will Swinney ever leave Clemson?


Swinney, 46, played at Alabama. He was a walk-on wide receiver and earned a scholarship, playing on the Crimson Tide's 1992 national championship team. 

With Nick Saban, 64, likely being on the back end of his career, Alabama fans are starting to think about who should replace the legendary coach. Swinney seems to top their wish list. 

He addressed that possibility with CBS' Jon Solomon. 

"You don't ever say never. You don't ever know what the circumstances would be at any given time," Swinney said. "First of all, Alabama may never, ever call me and I would never have a problem with that. They've got to do what they've got to do. My deal is to be great where I'm at. I had opportunities to leave Alabama. I had opportunities to leave Clemson. But I've just never been that guy about the next job. I'm about the job I've got."

Swinney, though, made it extremely clear that he's incredibly happy at Clemson. 

"When I got this job, everybody used to talk about the good old days, back in the day, back in the day," Swinney said. "I tell our guys this is the good old days. This is back in the day. Thisis the best of times. And we ain't even scratched the surface. We just getting going. We just getting going. We're in the midst of what I hope will be the best decade in the history of this program."

He's created an elite program at Clemson, but saying no to Alabama - if the Crimson Tide ever make that call - will be pretty tough.