Dabo #3 coach in ACC by Sporting News
3. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
2011 record: 10-4, 6-2 ACC
At Clemson (4 years): 29-19
FBS career: Same
No one outworks Swinney, a former walk-on at Alabama. He’s an ace recruiter and a new-school player’s coach. His 2011 offense was tops in the ACC in passing, an accomplishment that had Swinney’s paw prints all over it. The 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl? Yeah, embarrassing.
Trending: Up. Seventy points? Call it a valuable lesson in preparation. Swinney is rough around the edges, but he’s game for whatever it takes.