Sources: Swinney poised to be next head coach
11/30/2008 8:11 PM
06/17/2011 3:03 PM
CLEMSON – Dabo Swinney has agreed in principle to become Clemson’s next coach, sources have told The State.
Several details have yet to be finalized, but an announcement could come as early as Monday.
Swinney, 39, was offered the job this afternoon during his planned interview with athletic director Terry Don Phillips.
He lead the Tigers to a 4-2 record as interim coach, punctuated by Saturday’s dominant 31-14 victory over rival USC.
According to a source, Swinney was not offered the job immediately after the game so as to avoid the misconception he got the job based on beating USC alone.
Swinney’s next step will be choosing a staff. He is expected to at least retain acting play-caller Billy Napier and offensive line coach Brad Scott.
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.