Clemson University

Swinney doesn't know if win over SC gets the job

CLEMSON - Interim Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he's unsure if his coaching fate rests on the Tigers' rivalry game with South Carolina on Saturday.

Swinney said Tuesday he's been honored to have the opportunity to lead the Tigers and doesn't know if a win over the Gamecocks would mean he gets the job permanently.

Clemson needs to win to qualify for a bowl game.

The Tigers have won five of the past six meetings with South Carolina, although the Gamecocks lone win in the stretch came at Death Valley two years ago.

Swinney says he's proud of the way his players have responded to the adverse situation. Swinney took over in mid-October when longtime coach Tommy Bowden stepped down.

Swinney says athletic director Terry Don Phillips will make the right decision for the team.

-- From staff reports