There have been several notable college football coaches making the jump to the National Football League in recent seasons, including Urban Meyer and Matt Rhule.
Could Dabo Swinney be next?
Probably not, but speculation is certainly going to swirl following Sunday afternoon’s news. Swinney is apparently a guest of Raiders owner Mark Davis at Sunday’s game.
A photo of Swinney and Davis chatting it up before kickoff has surfaced on social media.
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) December 5, 2021
Swinney could just be in town to watch some of his former players compete – the Raiders certainly employ several.
However, the Raiders are in need of a new head coach. Las Vegas fired head coach Jon Gruden earlier this season following his email scandal.
With Clemson struggling in 2021, some could speculate that Swinney might consider a jump to the professional ranks.
“Davis wearing a blazer instead of his usual White Raiders jacket tells me this is an interview,” one fan tweeted.
“Gee could he be the Raiders next HC? ” another fan added.
“Dabo to Vegas?” one fan said bluntly.
Dabo Swinney is even sporting some Raiders gear on Sunday afternoon.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 5, 2021
The Raiders and the Washington Football Team are set to kick off at 4:05 p.m. E.T. The game will air on FOX.