The Tigers’ assistant is reminding everyone of the longevity of Clemson’s coaching staff.
A Clemson assistant football coach appears to have taken a bit of a shot at Alabama. The Crimson Tide lost another assistant coach today, and the Tigers’ assistant, Jeff Scott, later took to Twitter to boast about the longevity of his staff.
Earlier this afternoon, the Buffalo Bills announced that they had hired Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. The Crimson Tide have had six offensive coordinators under Nick Saban. His next hire will be his seventh.
Many, including Lane Kiffin, have taken to Twitter to talk about this. It obviously hasn’t really impacted the success of Alabama’s program (they’ve won five national titles in nine years) but it is interesting.
This takes us back to Jeff Scott.
Clemson’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach tweeted about how long the Tigers’ coaching staff has been together shortly after the Daboll news was announced.
The stats back it up.
Over the last five years, Nick Saban has lost 18 assistant coaches. During that same time period, Dabo Swinney has lost just three.
You can spin that however you want (you could say Saban is producing coaches worthy of being hired elsewhere, which is a good thing; you could also say Swinney is providing the type of environment that makes coaches want to say; the truth is probably somewhere in the middle).
Still, it’s a pretty staggering contrast.
Scott made that clear on Twitter.
— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) January 14, 2018