Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

Football 04/26/19, 14:10

Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history.University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal Friday. It runs through 2028 and includes two new clauses to make sure Swinney stays with the Tigers and stays one ...

ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

Football 04/18/19, 10:02

Dabo Swinney's quarterback situation at Clemson seems settled for a while. Not many of his colleagues around the Atlantic Coast Conference can say the same thing.Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees of urgency at QB this spring. Eight of those schools lost a starter from last year either due ...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney takes BP cuts at Cardinals camp

Baseball 03/04/19, 02:32

For a few hours at spring training, Dabo Swinney became the Kyler Murray of coaching.Swinney slipped away from Clemson's spring football practice to speak to the St. Louis Cardinals and take a little batting practice Sunday."Kyler Murray's not the only guy with conflicts," Swinney said, referring to the former Oklahoma ...

After CFP championship, Clemson keeps winning on signing day

Sports 02/06/19, 17:10

Clemson just keeps on winning — on the football field, and in recruiting.Less than a month after the Tigers won their second national championship in three years, they polished off the best class in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, the first day of the traditional signing period."To me it's ...

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

Sports 01/12/19, 12:06

Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning.Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a victory cigar and tossing doughnuts to the crowd. Quarterback ...

Swinney wins Bear Bryant award for 3rd time in 4 years

Football 01/09/19, 22:57

Dabo Swinney won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award for the third time in four years Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its second national championship in three years.Swinney is the only three-time winner of the 33rd annual award, with Chris Petersen — the trophy ...

Clemson’s Swinney already looking forward to next title run

Sports 01/08/19, 16:02

Dabo Swinney won't be celebrating for long.After leading Clemson to its second national title in three years, the coach is eager to get started on the next one.Swinney will be back in the office Friday — meeting with players, going over the schedule for offseason workouts, establishing the tone for ...

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

Football 01/08/19, 06:00

Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time.He's got a case.With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football's greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and ...

Clemson makes bid to be considered best team ever

Football 01/08/19, 02:04

There will never be a definitive answer to the greatest team in college football history.That didn't stop Clemson coach Dabo Swinney from lobbying for his squad.The Tigers wrapped up the first 15-0 season by a major college football team Monday night with a dominating 44-16 victory over Alabama, the defending ...

No. 1 Alabama meets No. 2 Clemson for CFP championship

Football 01/06/19, 17:14

College Football Playoff national championshipNo. 2 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Alabama by 5½.Series: Alabama leads 14-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The winner of the fourth straight playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide will be the first major college ...

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Football 01/06/19, 16:24

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday.Joint news conference, during which Swinney does most of the talking. Saban compliments Swinney's Tigers. Swinney compliments Saban's unprecedented run with the Crimson Tide. Handshake. Pose for a picture with a trophy. They have done this ...

Clemson’s Swinney says suspended DT Lawrence will be missed

Football 01/06/19, 13:38

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said suspended starting defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will be missed against top-ranked Alabama on Monday night.Swinney said Sunday that Lawrence has been a difference-maker in the middle of the line all season and would've been that against the Crimson Tide in the national championship game in ...

One-time Clemson walk-on Renfrow sees last time in spotlight

Sports 01/06/19, 02:41

Hunter Renfrow's not even sure he'd believe his story if he read it somewhere: The smallish, walk-on receiver overlooked by nearly everyone becomes the biggest man on campus with his catch to win a national championship.Renfrow's even marrying the homecoming queen."I mean, it's perfect," Renfrow said with a smile. "But ...

At Alabama, Clemson everything matters in building champs

Football 01/05/19, 19:13

At Alabama and Clemson, being the best at one thing means being the best at everything.That sounds like coach speak or corporate-retreat lingo, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney strive to make it a reality. It is the common thread that runs through the very ...

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after freshman’s promotion

Sports 01/05/19, 15:38

The choice was clear for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney last September— freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence deserved to start over well-liked, well-respected senior Kelly Bryant.It's a move that could've led to dissension, in-fighting and a divided locker room. Instead, the switch started the second-ranked Tigers on a glide path to the ...

Dabo Swinney fulfills promise with Clemson’s best decade

Football 01/01/19, 02:30

Dabo Swinney had no doubt Clemson was headed in the right direction to be a national power again. He just wasn't sure he would be around to be part of it after the 2010 regular season ended with a three-touchdown home loss to an instate rival.When Swinney got to his ...

Cotton Bowl: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Football 12/28/18, 15:02

The question was about sustaining high-level success in college football and Dabo Swinney's answer lasted 3 minutes, 40 seconds. Brevity is not the Clemson coach's strong suit.Swinney talked about how people make the program, continuity leads to consistency, and how it can't just be about the results on the scoreboard."It's ...

Wilkins leaves legacy of laughter and leadership at Clemson

Sports 12/27/18, 17:11

Christian Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not.For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers' 2016 national championship with a split and ...

Clemson preparing to face Notre Dame without DT Lawrence

Football 12/26/18, 12:44

No. 2 Clemson is preparing to play without star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence when it faces No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Lawrence and two teammates failed an NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs.Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables said that as of Wednesday, there had been no ...

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