Latest Dabo Swinney News

Swinney sounding upset alert for No. 1 Clemson vs Charlotte

Sep. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is on high alert for his team's game against Charlotte, even with the No. 1-ranked Tigers taking on a 49ers program that's only played Division I football since 2013. Swinney believes Charlotte (2-1) of Conference USA has the pieces on offense and defense to...

No. 1 Clemson looking for consistency from offensive leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott doesn't see anything wrong with the top-ranked Tigers' attack that a little time won't fix. Scoring points has not been a problem for the top-ranked Tigers, they just haven't done it with the panache and style many expected from a group led...

Lawrence leads No. 1 Clemson past Syracuse 41-6

Sep. 15, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was forced to be a spectator a year ago when a hard hit to the helmet knocked him out in the second quarter of his first college start. This time he left in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. Lawrence threw for a career-high 395 yards...

Bring on the noise: Syracuse awaits No. 1 Clemson at Dome

Sep. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-ranked Clemson plays its first road game Saturday night, and the Tigers have good reason to be wary. The opponent is Syracuse, which has given the Tigers fits the past two times these teams have met and will have a packed and roaring Carrier Dome on its side. "It's always a good...

Clemson WR Rodgers has rapid return from ACL surgery

Sep. 12, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Amari Rodgers was about the only person around Clemson in March who thought he wouldn't miss most of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Tigers starter, second on the national champions with 55 receptions in 2018, told anyone who would listen...

Once again, ACC is top-ranked Clemson ... and everyone else

Sep. 11, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers has to look outside the Atlantic Coast Conference to find a comparison for the Clemson team that ran the table last year and blew out Alabama in the national championship game. "I look at that team and I think about the Miami Dolphins going undefeated in the...

Freshman DT Davis filling void left by Clemson All-American

Sep. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tyler Davis didn't plan on starting this soon for Clemson, given the depth the Tigers had stockpiled at defensive tackle the past few seasons. But it's Davis who started the first two games for the top-ranked Tigers (2-0) and drawing comparisons to the man-mountain in All-American...

'As good as it gets': Venables reloads Clemson defense

Sep. 8, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The crowd rose and so did the noise level in Death Valley. No. 1 Clemson faced fourth-and-goal from the 2 with 10 seconds left in regulation against Texas A&M. It felt like a pivotal moment, even if it wasn't. Kellen Mond made a quick throw to wide-open tight end Jalen Wydermyer in...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU's masterpiece, Michigan's mess

Sep. 8, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

Much was made in the offseason about two high-profile programs trying to revamp their offenses. On Saturday, Michigan's makeover looked like a mess and LSU's like a masterpiece. The sixth-ranked Tigers won the game of the day at No. 9 Texas, with Joe Burrow becoming the first LSU quarterback with a 400-yard...

No. 1 Clemson, Lawrence dominate 12th-ranked Aggies 24-10

Sep. 7, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson wanted to leave little doubt it was better than No. 12 Texas A&M. In the process, the Tigers left some doubts that anyone could challenge the defending national champs in another title run. Trevor Lawrence threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and the top-ranked...