Latest Dabo Swinney News

Onetime Clemson QB Johnson transferring back to Tigers

Jan. 17, 2022 18:06 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Onetime Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson is returning to the Tigers, becoming coach Dabo Swinney's first player taken from the NCAA transfer portal. Johnson had been with Northwestern the past four seasons. He announced his decision to return to Clemson on...

ACC commissioner says CFP expansion should be put on hold

Jan. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EST

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips took the strongest public stance yet against expanding the College Football Playoff by the 2024 season, saying a new postseason format should not be a priority with so much uncertainty throughout college sports. “To the ACC, we...

Clemson hires former Tigers DE Nick Eason as assistant coach

Jan. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson defensive end Nick Eason was hired as the Tigers defensive tackles coach. Eason received a three-year contract at $750,000 a year. The deal was approved Friday by a panel of the school's Board of Trustees. Eason takes over for...

Clemson tops Iowa State in Cheez-It Bowl for Swinney's 150th

Dec. 30, 2021 09:07 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney became the sixth-fastest coach in college football history to reach 150 victories. He gave the credit to his players following the No. 19 Tigers’ 20-13 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night in the Cheez-It Bowl. “This...

Clemson, Iowa State close down seasons in Cheez-It Bowl

Dec. 28, 2021 12:17 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Iowa State and Clemson meet in Wednesday’s Cheez-It Bowl, it’ll be out with the old for the Cyclones and in with the new for Tigers. Iowa State, a disappointing 7-5 after starting the season ranked No. 7, will say goodbye to 17 players who have made at...

Clemson and Iowa State meet for 1st time in Cheez-It Bowl

Dec. 28, 2021 12:14 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cheez-It Bowl: Iowa State (7-5) against No. 19 Clemson (9-3), Dec. 29, 5:45 p.m. Eastern (ESPN). Line: Iowa State by 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Clemson is...

Changing Clemson: Swinney navigating coaching staff changes

Dec. 16, 2021 13:46 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney kept getting calls and texts from friends and colleagues asking how he was doing the past two weeks. Swinney and his championship football program underwent a shakeup unlike anything he had faced in 13-plus seasons as Tigers coach....

Clemson's Swinney names coordinators, promotes assistants

Dec. 14, 2021 19:20 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his phone blew up with calls and text messages from interested, high-profile candidates for the Tigers' open coordinator jobs. Swinney wasn't swayed by the onslaught, sticking to his plan and promoting assistants to replace...

Texas A&M joins 'Bama, Georgia in race for recruiting title

Dec. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EST

Alabama and Georgia are competing for the honor of having the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class at the same time they are preparing for their respective College Football Playoff semifinals. But there’s a third Southeastern Conference program that is assembling an equally...

Virginia QB Armstrong staying put in win for new coach

Dec. 13, 2021 17:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new coach achieved the first big victory of his tenure on Monday when quarterback Brennan Armstrong said he's given no thought to transferring. Coach Tony Elliott met with the Cavaliers for the first time on Sunday night, and Armstrong — who...