Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting


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According to Coachingseach.com, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has hired Thad Turnipseed from Alabama to join the Clemson staff.

A source has informed CoachingSearch.com that Alabama director of athletic facilities Thad Turnipseed is heading to Clemson to join Dabo Swinney's staff.

Turnipseed is expected to head up recruiting operations for Swinney.

According to AL.com, Turnipseed was looking for a way to get back to the football side of things.

“I was very fortunate. I touched a lot of things,” Turnipseed said. “This is an opportunity to get full time into football, which I’ve been wanting to do. That’s probably where I belong. I’m a football guy at heart. It’s an opportunity with Dabo. It was an opportunity that was hard to turn down.”

Jeff Scott is Clemson’s recruiting coordinator. Turnipseed will have management duties that include analyzing and organizing social media and organizing game-day operations.

Turnipseed's Alabama Bio:

Thad Turnipseed joined the university as Director of Intercollegiate Athletic Capital Projects in October, 2002. He is currently overseeing Alabama's facilities' improvements. Turnipseed coordinates with vendors and project leaders to ensure timely completion of construction projects.

Turnipseed earned a B.A. degree in political science in 1995, double-minoring in geology and general business. He was a member of the Crimson Tide football team from 1990-92 and became a student assistant with the team from 93-95 after an injury.

Prior to joining the staff at Alabama, Turnipseed was project manager at Beaver Construction from 1995-97, and owner of Calvary Construction and Calvary Flooring from 1997-2003. He sold those businesses to return to the Capstone

Turnipseed is married to the former Melissa Nix, and has three daughters: Mallory, Marian and Marlee and a son, Lee, who was born in the fall of 2006.


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Football Update: Report: Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting
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TigerFanClint
Re: Football Update: Report: Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting
74TIGER
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footballmanager
More late breaking news--Will also oversee 'The Rock"....
tiger chuck
I kind of figured Brad Scott would get this job***
PenthouseTiger
I would hire any man that knew something about Beaver
The Mole®
Does Brad Scott not currenly have this position?
hleapha
Jeff Scott is the recruiting coordinator
PenthouseTiger
All I can say is .......................
FORESTTIGER
we've taken the state of Ga. and now he's got his sights on
ragtop
Re: Football Update: Report: Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting
aaron054
Bama DABO is setting out to get Clemson a NC no matter what!
lightbulbbill®
Re: Football Update: Report: Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting
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Dugatiger®
Re: Football Update: Report: Swinney hires Alabama's Turnipseed to oversee recruiting
NorthATLtiger
Much more info about the duties of Dabo's teammate here...
Razzmatazz
Anyone read the comments below?
Tands0726
Re: Anyone read the comments below?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Anyone read the comments below?
Tands0726
Dabo isn't going to jump ship to Alabama anytime in the
tigerbum5
So does the crying about recruiting end?***
ClemsonTiger1988®
I got a weird feeling that this is gonna be a great hire....***
terrier2®
Dabo probably wants to free up some of Jeff Scott's
pbtigergrad84
You may be more right...
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