Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney has been mentioned (most prominently by South Carolina newspapers) as a possible successor to Mack Brown at the University of Texas.
We’ll wait a moment for the uncontrollable laughter to subside …
Dabo? To Texas? Seriously?
On paper such a hiring isn’t outside the realm of possibility. Swinney is one of the best recruiters in all of college football and has posted a 50-23 mark since taking the reins of the Clemson program midway through the 2008 season (a run that includes three consecutive ten-win seasons).
Here’s the thing, though. Mack Brown posted nine straight ten-win seasons at Texas – including the last non-SEC national championship in 2005. Impressive. Recent years have been less kind to Brown, though. Since losing the 2009 national championship to Alabama (another school South Carolina newspapers claimed was eyeing Swinney) the Longhorns have posted a 30-20 mark.
In other words they’ve looked eerily similar to Swinney’s Tigers … prior to the arrival of offensive coordinator Chad Morris in 2011.
Pre-Morris, Swinney’s teams were 19-15. Post-Morris, they’re 31-8. Do the math. Well … unless you were educated in a South Carolina government-run school. In which case it’s probably better to take our word for it (assuming you can read).
Don’t get us wrong: We’re not saying Swinney is a no talent ass clown. As noted, he can recruit. But running a Lone Star State-sized program calls for more than just a good recruiter at the helm: Which is why Swinney is about as likely to land the Texas job as our founding editor’s pet cat.
Who is on the Texas short list? Stanford’s David Shaw, Baylor’s Art Briles, Vanderbilt’s James Franklin, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and UCLA’s Jim Mora – to name a few.
Nick Saban was probably at the top of Texas’ list, but the four-time national championship winner just signed a new long-term deal with the University of Alabama.
Swinney isn’t being seriously considered for the Texas job … in fact if any Clemson coach were being seriously considered, our money would be on Morris. After all he’s a Texas native who coached high school football in the Lone Star State for sixteen seasons prior to becoming a college-level coordinator four years ago.
Texas’ athletics department is a $150 million-a-year machine. There is simply no way in hell the keys to that machine are going to be handed over to Dabo Swinney. At least not anytime soon.
Once again, FITS, you have shanked a kick:
“in fact if any Clemson coach were being seriously considered, our money would be on Morris.”
Really? I’ll take some of that action.
“After all he’s a Texas native who coached high school football in the Lone Star State for sixteen seasons prior to becoming a college-level coordinator four years ago.”
Only when my rival, Bud Wilkinson, loses again. 16 HS seasons and 4 years college as a coordinator are two reasons he will not be considered to take over a “$150 Million machine”:
Texas ain’t Clemson.
I don’t know diddly about about how big football programs recruit coaching staff, and don’t really care. I do, however, like comedy. Favorite sign I saw at the USC-CU game as we were winding toward our parking spot… groups of USC students wandering through the parking lots carrying 2X3′ professionally printed signs that read, “Pleeeeease Clemsom- don’t dump Dabo!” Some of my more serious football buddies (you know the ones- they read scouting reports in the off-season and can quote stats until your ears bleed) say that if Dabo and crew had a shot, this was their year. I don’t know about that either, but since it looks like the OBC will be around for a bit yet I’d like to see Dabo hang around too, just to see if he really is rattled.
Personally I don’t give a big blue rat’s ass one way or the other………..
College football is just an extension of professional football and we all know how that is going. = sands shift faster than the shoals off the Outer Banks……..
It’s a non-issue as far as I’m concerned.
Is this guys reasoning so bad he has to put down a whole state of people to get viewers? What an assclown. S
Oh, he had plenty of viewers. You dumb assess hung around to hear him
Glad Clempson will be Keeping Da(t) Bo(y)’S(a)wi(e)nney a while longer.
TBG believes Dabo’s gonna have a little sumpn for y’all in the Valley next year, Chief.
(probably should be…but ain’t.)
There’s always next year! Even if THIS was supposed to be your year, NOV 2014 might be the trick. Or not.
“There’s always next year!”
TBG learned it from y’all.
Very true mi amigo! You clings to whats ya gots!
Private“Colonel” really knows about wiennies! Don’t worry “Colonel”, nobody is asking so you don’t have to tell.
I don’t know much about wiennies but I can tell you a little about kielbasas…
Dooboo is ok but Morris is the brain.
“Everything is bigger in Texas!” Not anymore if Dumbo goes…well except assholes!!!
Pleases go Dumbo and take your girlfriend Nikki with you!!!
Don’t let the doors hit you in the ass on your way out!
“It will be a GREAT day in SC!”
Nikki for head coach at Texas. She could give head to the players to get them up for the game.
When Houston Nutt was fired at Ark. Paul Strelow of The State begged us to believe that Tommy Bowden was a serious candidate for that job. ACC to the SEC…(I knew that was a joke)….
I e-mailed Strelow, and told him NO ONE on the Board at Ark. wanted to even look toward Bowden, as a serious, candidate, He became infuriated, and told me that Ark. could not do any better than Bowden…I told him what a sycophant Tater Idiot he was.
Ark. later hired Bobby Petrino. I e-mailed Strelow and laughed at his ignorant, Tater-@$$-kissin’ ‘expertise.’
He was silent. And Strelow later got fired, because of the poor job The State was doing and kissing Clemson’s @$$. No one took them as an objective news source. Just an orange-clad cheerleader.
Looks like they’ve learned nothing…
So…uh…how did that Petrino thing work out?
FWIW, TBG hopes Texas rues the day they forced Mack Brown (Great coach & a great guy) out.
Petrino was a D*#n good coach. Ark. was glad to have him on the field, but not playing the field…
Petrino had a lot of big wins. Tommy was not even good enough make it at Clemson, maybe the easiest D-1 job in America.
I bet Ark. was much happier w/ Petrino, even if he was a Clinton, than the damage Tommy would have done. But Ark. should have hired Malzahn, though. Just like Clemson is stupid if they keep Dabo and let Morris bolt.
Petrino was a D*#n good coach. Ark. was glad to have him on the field, but not playing the field…
+5. Bet Arkansas wishes they had him back.
What a change. You do remember that Chad is only a high school coach?
Wow! Not one mention of Obama? Counselling must be paying off.
Keep coming back, it works if you work it!
Yeah, ACC to SEC just isn’t possible. Or is it???
The most successful head coaches in the SEC did their last gig before their current as head coach in the SEC are failed NFL coaches (Saban & Slurrier). They’ve won 75% of their games.
Actually, they’re really just a few hundredths of a percentage point ahead of the coaches that came out of the mighty Sun Belt Conference (74.92% vs 74.71%).
Those from the ACC have only won 72% of their games but that’s pretty good considering that the SEC is the bestest conference ever and all of the teams in the SEC could beat any team in the world. At anything. Ever. Really.
Of the current SEC coaches, 2 (Richt & Franklin) came from the ACC, 2 (Malzahn & Freeze) from the Sun Belt, 2 (Stoops & Mullen) from the PAC 12, 2 as failed NFL coaches and one each from the mighty SEC, MAC, American Athletic, Big 10, Big 12 and Conference USA.
Incidentally, if/when Scar plays Alabama, who do y’all cheer for?
I would imagine: Dabo is scared to death of an SEC job. He likey knows how over-his-head he’s be. Bowden did not want any part of the SEC either. It’s not child’s play like the ACC.
Brad Scott is the epitome of an ACC-level coach who gets a big break into the SEC. He was a failure of historical proportions (no pun.)
Again: With an exception, here or there, the least-talented coaches in the country, reside in the ACC.
Cutcliffe is a good example of what a coach w/ SEC talent can do in the ACC. So was Spurrier, so many years ago.
Yep. I’m sure he is just absolutely terrified of a SEC job. You’re absolutely correct, the SEC is for big, rugged, tough, smart, unbeatable MEN who build GREAT teams.
Well, maybe 3 of the 14 are pretty good. The other 11 teams raise the SEC banner above theirs and keep cheering like the bitches they are.
Funny how you get choked on the D!*k of those little, SEC cheerleaders, like SC, every year…Dumb@$$…
Not to mention: SC is a legitimate Top 10 power, not a joke team that gets exposed, like weakling, Clemson does….BCS ranking, and your limp D!*k has nothing to do w/ the SEC and ACC, except to show what a pretender Clemson, and your @$$-clown coach is….
The GrandTangy posting checklist:
say “dick”. Check.
say “dumbass”. Check.
say “we’re a reeeeeal team & Clemson/clempsun/etc/etc/etc.” Check.
say “limp dick”. Check.
say “Dabo is an assclown”. Check.
Giggle again. Check.
Go change Depends. Again. Check.
Light up another Camel. Check.
Put Domino’s Pizza light back on the top of the Aztec. Check.
Again, if/when Scar plays Alabama, who do y’all cheer for?
That would be the team that won the last meeting between those two. I know you cant remember but that would be THE USC!!!!!
Yep. Gotcha. Fear the thumb. SEC. SEC. SEC. All that.
You’ll be back on bottom soon enough.
But we will still be better than Clem5ux
“You’ll be back on bottom soon enough. “
And you know this how? Oh I see you are hoping for a pattern from the past to emerge. Kind of like that pattern on Clem5on used to be the best in the ACC, and then came FSU, Miami, Virginia Tech. All of those schools were also good at one point, and in fact better than Clem5on. In fact 2 of those have more ACC titles since joining the ACC and the other has many more national titles overall, so if the trend you are counting on to happen actually does, then all would be good again, and Clem5on will find themselves back at the “bottom” of ACC with no hope to win another title. I mean you only won 1 since 1991 and it was in a down year for even the ACC when it happened, so why would you thnk with them back you would win it again at all? What happens to Clem5on when all your “weapons” are gone, and now that FSU is back, or when Virginia Tech bounces back, and Miami finally brings to the ACC what they were supposed to. If all of that happens you will be #4 in the conference at best, but wait, here comes Louisville and Notre Dame. That puts you at possible #6 in the ACC. Damn. #6 in the ACC doesn’t really make a bold statement does it. I mean you keep saying South Carolina is at best #5 in the SEC but the #5 team keeps beating “the best” the ACC has the last few years, so what would they do to the #6 team? So by saying we will be down again soon enough, what does that say for you?
So are you willing to accept this as truth, or do you want to admit that Spurrier has built something here at USC, and put together the nation’s 5th consecutive rankings streak, the nation’s #1 home win streak, 4 seasons in a row with 10 wins or more, a chance at a 3rd consecutive 11 win season, already a 3rd consecutive top 10 national ranking, and 5 consecutive wins over a school that keeps trying to act like they are the better team yet each year seems to come up short on the only way to prove that (the game itself). With all of these things now here, why do you assume if and when Spurrier does leave, he will not be able to leave a program another coach that will have watched it become a true national level team, and keep the
same thing going and then some?
Truth is you don’t know , you are just wishing it to be true. The only truth that matters is once again the SEC has 4 top 10 teams (all ahead of Clem5on), and USC is one of them, 7 teams in the top 25 while the ACC has just 3. That speaks for itself, the rest is just a bunch of BS Clem5on fans say to try to make them look better, or to cry it’s a conspiracy or whatever you have to tell yourself and the rest Tater nation to sleep well
Cutcliffe was 25 & 23 in the SEC and is 15 & 33 in the ACC.
Spurrier was 12 – 11 – 1.
That’s complete domination by “SEC talent” (.514 winning percentage). My bad; I forgot who I was talking to…winning 51% of your games IS domination in your eyes.
*Correction. I’m sorry, I combined Cutcliffe’s SEC record and Spurrier’s ACC record.
When you combine their ACC records, they are collectively 27-44-1 for a winning percentage of .375.
I could add Cutcliffe’s and Spurrier’s SEC records and we could see how they compare but I’m pretty sure there’s no need for that.
You mentioned Brad Scott as well. His record at Scar was 23-32-1 (.420). He also took your Scar chicks to their first bowl win. Based on your tradition, I’m not sure I would say he was “a failure of historical proportions”.
We’re not saying Swinney is a no talent ass clown…
N-TAC–There can be only one.
It Texas hires Dabo, they might as well get that dude from South Africa to be the play by play announcer
South Carolina is a legitimate SEC power. The fact that Clemson can stay in the game w/ the Gamecocks for 3 qtrs. is a testament to Dabo, to some degree.
And: I doubt Clemson can attract a coach any better than Dabo. They better hope he stays. (Of course it all may fall apart w/ the talent they lose…and if Chad Morris can finally get a HC job.)
Tell ’em, GrandTango!!! Damn right we’re legit! We have 5th Place rings and everything!!!
I’d stay away from the Number FIVE, if I were you Dumb@$$…hahahaha…
Also: Second in the SEC means better than just about any other non-SEC program in the country…
Oooooh. Ouch. Number FIVE! Fear the thumb!
We play in a great conference. We’re great by proxy.
You forgot to say “Neener. Neener. Neener.”
When you can beat a No. 1 Bama team, or defeat the SEC Champs year in and year out…you’re a GOOD team..and only a F*#kin’ idiot (like you) would think it’s by proxy.
And: Clemson is not even in SC’s league BY PROXY!!!
WTF??!! When has SCAR ever done that?? One East Division and one ACC Championship in 100+ years. That in itself must be a record for a major University!!
SC is one of the winningest programs of the last 3 years, in major college (not ACC) football…you ignorant F*#k….
Do you live under a Rock???…or are you just Stupid????
3 years? WOOOOOOOOOOOW!
I mean…holy crap! THREE. YEARS. You’re right. That’s just incredible. Amaaaaaaaazing.
Wait…out of 106 years of “football”??? So that’s good? Sorry, that’s a good 3 years.but doesn’t quite define a good program. Oh wait; I’m sorry. You are talking about Scar and traditions aren’t quite your strong suit.
I don’t live under a rock so I guess I’m just stupid. Hope you make some good tips tonight. Don’t drop the pizzas.
SC has won at the Big House, Baton Rouge, South Bend, Knoxville, and defeated Nebraska, Ohio and St. and Bama…
You ignorant F*#k……Most of that is $#!*, you Tater fans could not accomplish in 200 years…
:::sigh::: Yet you persist..
Well, we’ve never played Michigan. scar did win at Michigan though. In 1980. Scar is 2-1 overall.
We’ve played LSU 3 times. All 3 in bowl games and we’re 2-1. You’re 2-17-1.
Notre Dame? Played them twice and we’re 1-1. We beat them there and they beat us at home. You’re 1-3.
We’re 6-11-1 against UT. The last time we played them we won (Peach Bowl). Prior to that, we played them last in ’76. You’re 7-22-2.
Nebraska. We’re 1-1. Both bowl games. You’re 1-3.
OSU. We’re 1-0. You’re 2-0.
Alabama. We’re 2-12 and have played them once in 38 years. Scar is 3-12.
What was your point again???
So you’re claiming you’re great and SC sucks, yet your record vs storied programs is similar to SC.. On top of that: SC is beating the F*#K out of your ACC joke of a program right now..and you’re at your zenith….
Face it: You had a narrow stretch of success w/ Danny
Ford. You’ve gagged on the D!*k most of the rest of the time. Yet you Delusional F*#kin fantasy Dwellers, for some reason, believe you’re a program of national merit…
And that’s why I love seeing SC and FSU beat the F*#k out of you in the games of your life.
And when they pan those toothless, overweight Redneck’s in overalls in the sands, I LMAO at the bewilderment. I knew who you are all along. Seeing you ignorant rubes figure it out, is priceless.
It must not be illegal in Pelion to use your phone & drive. Or are you just waiting to post after your delivery is complete. Does Domino’s have WiFi or are you burning up your Obamaphone’s data plan?
I made no such claim. Correct me if I’m wrong (I’m not) but didn’t you say, “You ignorant F*#k……Most of that is $#!*, you Tater fans could not accomplish in 200 years…”???
Looks like I proved you wrong. Yet again. Not only has Clemson done it but they did it 10% better than your beloved chickens.
You, being the moronic asshat that you are started with your SEC is too much for any ACC coach. I simply disputed each and every point you made with FACTS. The only stretch I added was that Scar would be back on the bottom again soon. I admit it.
I could provide more statistics to refute your argument about Clemson’s “narrow stretch of success” but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t comprehend them.
You never let facts get in your way. Face it, you’re my bitch. I’ve wasted enough time trying to enlighten you. In the spirit of the holiday season, I would like to let you know that I sincerely hope you are promoted to pizza maker soon & Domino’s is lucky to have you.
Clemson could NOT win 40-plus games, playing an SEC schedule…even if you were give 200 years to do it. So I proved you wrong, Dumb@$$.
SC, right now, is better than Clemson has EVER been. Your little run under The Cheater was playing inferior competition. Spurrier is doing it vs the BEST!!!
Spurrier is doing it vs the BEST!!!
Florida and Tennessee ain’t what they used to be, El Jefe.
Y’all did come close to winning the SEC that one time, though…
Well, not really close.
Again: you play in a pop warner level conf. You look like a F*#kin idiot claiming any team is down.
The ACC has been down (and a joke) since it opened. You Dumb@$$…You’d get the $#!* kicked out of you if you played SEC competition. You play little kid football…
You have Dabo’s D!&K in your mouth even though you were expecting P£$$Y!
I’ll leave on that one. That should shut him up
Pro Tip (For GrandTango):
Rule #1 of Holes:
“When you are in one…stop digging.”
Good advice, but I doubt Bango will listen. Clemson fans just don’t see themselves as the rest of the country does.
Yep, that win this year was UT’s first SEC win in three years!! LMAO!!
Ohio and St.?
GrandTango, are you that ignorant moron, from Aiken, who calls
Cornbutt’s show and starts of with “Phiiiil, I just want to say=====?”
And you still didn’t answer my original question: I’ll type slowly…
You said: “defeat the SEC Champs year in and year out”
I replied: Sounds like an excellent plan! When is Scar starting that?
I don’t want to defend Tango, as he doesn’t speak for a wide majority of Gamecock Nation, but I am sure (as you are too) he meant to say “beat the SEC east champs” year in and year out as they have for the last 4 years. Of course with him, there is no telling if that’s what he meant
“defeat the SEC Champs year in and year out” Sounds like an excellent plan! When is Scar starting that?
You’re correct. Clemson is, most definitely, not in Scar’s league. Clemson’s campus is nice, the town is safe and our traditions are longer than 5 years. Thankfully.
Scar’s had a good run. This too shall pass and Scar will be back where they traditionally belong.
Look at the bright side; you got to see the “5 years of glory”.
This year, the ACC championship (does that sting?) and in ’84 when you lost to Navy are the highlights of your storied program. Ooops. I almost forgot the 5th place ring year. So there’s that.
Shit, he must have been talking about Martin’s basketball team. Is he really beating the SEC year in and year out?
They love that crutch. Funny, that the SEC has no respect for them.
That would be an SEC East second place power.
Is that what the ‘Ole Ball Sack is having engraved on this year’s rings???
Former Clemson coaches do not have a good track record in their post-Clemson posts.
As compared to Scar coaches? Discuss.
I did not hear anyone suggesting that Texas would hire a former Carolina coach. Oh, wait, Charlie Strong may be on the list. Anyway, when did this become about Carolina coaches. You butt-hurt Taters always get so defensive. Let’s see: Red Parker – nope, Charley Pell – ok, maybe, Danny Ford – remember Arkansas, Ken Hatfield – did better after you guys fired him but still mediocre, Tommy West – huh?, Bowden – where is that guy?, Dabo will find himself in the same class in about 2 years.
Thank you very much Tater-Head. Now, I’m sure you will want to go back to the 1800’s to make your argument.
You gamecock fans are the most disrespectful fan base in college football and it’s not even close.
yeah, because you Clem5on fans are such “gems”, you arrogant ass
Disrespectful of whom? A bunch of 5-Star tater-heads who are still crying on the radio about “beating themselves”. In all of your masturbatory defiance next year the Cocks will just stay home, since we apparently did not participate in that ass-whipping, and watch you taters beat yourselves again. We’ll just chalk up the big 6 and avoid the traffic jam.
Texas is dumb to their bone if they hire Strong. First and 35. Whitehurst killed him.
Taters are at their MOST-STUPID as SC beats the Crap out of them year after year…
It is Sooooo Sweet to replay Tajh being stripped of the ball, JD blowing him up, or Sammy floating the pass to lose the game on the FIRST Drive…How ’bout those fumbles on the kick returns. LMAO, still…Yall had to crap your pants when it swirled down the toilet for you in WB in Nov.
Thank You Clemson…you are so punked…I get so much glee from your lack of ability to beat SC. Thank you so much…. I really appreciate what yall bring to the game….
“year after year” = last 5 years.
Clemson leads the series, 61-41-4.
45-31-3 in Columbia (where the game was played until 1960).
16-10-1 in Clemson.
Athens used to be the center of the world, too…The past is a nice place to visit, but only the ignorant (Tater fans) dwell there.
I’m pretty sure it’s you who is ignorant.
Five……you bitter little kitty
Clemson sux Dabosweeny. This peacock who gets police officers fired in Pickens is getting too big for his breeches. I hope he goes.