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Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:42 AM
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Athlon Sports has compiled their rankings for the top ACC head coaches for 2014 and had Clemson's head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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ranked #6 overall in the ACC.

Is the ranking a little low or right for someone that just won a BCS Orange Bowl?

FSU's Jimbo Fisher was ranked as the top ACC head coach while Virginia's Mike London brought up the rear at #14.

Swinney has helped Clemson shake the underachieving label recently, recording a school-record 32 victories over the last three years. The Tigers are 14-2 in the last two seasons of ACC play and have two BCS bowl appearances in three years. Clemson finished No. 8 in the final Associated Press poll in 2013, which is the best final ranking for the program since Danny FordDanny Ford
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guided the Tigers to a No. 8 ranking in 1982. Swinney is at his best in the program CEO role. Coordinators Chad MorrisChad Morris
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and Brent VenablesBrent Venables
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are two of the nation’s highest-paid assistants, and Morris’ arrival in 2011 sparked instant improvement on offense.


Check out the full rankings here

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FB Update: Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach
TigerNet News®
That's laughable. Dabo is #3 AT WORST.***
soccerkrzy®
Really??
CUtiger2012®
Exactly ... especially since Hyatt switched yesterday.
CUTiger1989®
That was my train of thought
CUtiger2012®
Hyatt switched?***
TigerzzRoar®
Re: That's laughable. Dabo is #3 AT WORST.***
allorangeallthetime52®
Well, I said Dabo was #3 at worst, so nobody at #3 would've
soccerkrzy®
Swinney #1 in the ACC
Prime T. Tiger
I think that's about right where he belongs or too high
AllTimeClemson
Can't fix stupid. Dabo rocks!!***
Tiger5
Re: I think that's about right where he belongs or too high
51f1
You idiot, the hc manages the program. He hired the coaches,
Clemson13
Another clueless writer looking for a story and doing NO
Tiger5
Re: That's laughable. Dabo is #3 AT WORST.***
rhill21
That's laughable. Dabo is #3 AT WORST.***AGREE! # 1
tigeron
Must have come out on April 1 - lol***
tigeron
Re: FB Update: Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach
TigerOf2007
Is this a joke?
Purple_Panther
#3 or even #4 I could understand but you're telling me that
MB93Tiger®
maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
Exiled2
This is just stupid Gamecoot mantra and has no relation to
AThomas®
Re: This is just stupid Gamecoot mantra and has no relation to
Exiled2
How do you know? What kind of measure do you employ?
AThomas®
Re: How do you know? What kind of measure do you employ?
Exiled2
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
I'd rather have wins than teaching moments. 22-4 the last 2
AThomas®
Do you mean like Spurrier taught us all how to blow 3 TO's
Mighty Zep®
Re: maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
Exiled2
Re: maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
74paws
Hmmm ... I think he COACHED wide receivers
CUTiger1989®
Re: Hmmm ... I think he COACHED wide receivers
Exiled2
Re: Hmmm ... I think he COACHED wide receivers
74paws
Re: Hmmm ... I think he COACHED wide receivers
Exiled2
If Dabo was such an awful WR coach, and can't "coach"
tokillagamecock®
Re: If Dabo was such an awful WR coach, and can't "coach"
Exiled2
You idiot, the hc hires coaches, manages the program,
Clemson13
Re: maybe they are actually factoring in the fact that
reynolds357®
Golden and Petrino are above Dabo?
Drobins
Petrino belongs head of Dabo IMO. Beamer doesn't any
TigersAndCubs
Re: Golden and Petrino are above Dabo?
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Golden and Petrino are above Dabo?
engineeratiger
I'd put Dabo at #5. What has Al Golden done to deserve #5?***
CUGradFan06
Re: I'd put Dabo at #5. What has Al Golden done to deserve #5?***
cupton®
If that does not fire you up to win by double digits
ClemsonSCTiger
garbage
deleted
Re: garbage
Exiled2
You would not last 5 minutes in a room with Dabo talking
AThomas®
Re: You would not last 5 minutes in a room with Dabo talking
Exiled2
Right . . .***
AThomas®
truth***
Exiled2
What truth?***
AThomas®
I've heard it all now***
goclemsontigs
Re: You would not last 5 minutes in a room with Dabo talking
viztiz
Literal translation: "Dabo passed me on the way out of the
movino
LOL, I was gonna post this.***
soccerkrzy®
I'm guessing
tiger_thom®
Re: I'm guessing
summeyd®
Re: I'm guessing
Exiled2
uh huh ....
CUwRx
Re: garbage
deroberts®
none.
Exiled2
This is the same publication that thinks
Purple_Panther
So if you "win" the ACC championship game in 2009, BUT
TIGERFANN
Al golden??? Beamer is past his prime and
milerock®
from the article...
auggiedog14
Beamer and Johnson the two most overrated coaches in the
Chuckston T-Man
Well, if the basketball team was #14, sure ... why not?
RevDodd®
Nailed it Rev...
TigerTown®
Personally, I think Cutcliffe is one of the top coaches
RevDodd®
GERMANS
soccerkrzy®
Isn't Beamer one of those "CEO Coaches" who relies on his
Chuckston T-Man
The other Beamer question
OldGreenTom
Re: Well, if the basketball team was #14, sure ... why not?
Dave75®
The key question is "Who would you want coaching your team
Wookie
Re: The key question is "Who would you want coaching your team
Exiled2
Yes they would.
true
Re: Yes they would.
Exiled2
Coordinators serve the vision and the leadership of a coach***
AThomas®
So, you're saying that successful coaches should never have
true
Lou Holtz once led your school to an 0-11 year.***
Clemson13
Ummm, Since Jimbo himself says ....
RevDodd®
Re: Ummm, Since Jimbo himself says ....
Exiled2
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
How are we outnumbered if we win?***
AThomas®
Re: Ummm, Since Jimbo himself says ....
allorangeallthetime52®
Rev, Was it not Moses that invented the division of labor?
Tickled Orange®
Re: The key question is "Who would you want coaching your team
allorangeallthetime52®
I'll take Morris and Venables, but you can have Dabo for
AllTimeClemson
Yeah. So being a coach at Bama and then at Clemson meant
AThomas®
Yea, so bad at alabama he was pushed out and into insurance
AllTimeClemson
Hey Coot fan, it must frustrate you that Dabo is building an
AThomas®
I'm certainly not a coot fan, but USuC fans certainly have
AllTimeClemson
Re: I'm certainly not a coot fan, but USuC fans certainly have
deroberts®
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
AThomas®
Why would it scare them? In 2-3 years it might, but why
Mike1189
Re: Yea, so bad at alabama he was pushed out and into insurance
CU_Kobe_24®
Tell 'em coot
clemson80tiger
And you have no reason to assume you would win.
Wookie
laughable. 8th at best
Exiled2
Obviously you care, coot.
BigDaddy®
Re: Obviously you care, coot.
Exiled2
Every head coach is only as good as those around them.
AThomas®
Re: Every head coach is only as good as those around them.
Exiled2
Examples***
AThomas®
^^The idiot that never watched or listened in high school^^***
goclemsontigs
And has probably never set foot in DV
tigertomw
Wait - I think we're getting troll'd so hard right now.
true
Dabo fisher and cutcliffe top 3 any order. This list is JUNK***
2323Tiger
Mmmm Hmmmm
BigDaddy®
Re: Mmmm Hmmmm
Exiled2
Spurrier can't coach defense...***
goclemsontigs
How can Morris run his offense if Dabo isn't bringing in
Dbourneidentity
You have zero evidence or support of your "theory".***
soccerkrzy®
I haven't read any of your post, just looked at the picture.***
Clemson13
Isn't what makes a good head coach the coordinators you...
goclemsontigs
Hey Express 13 (a.k.a: Old 0-21) he has won more than your
AThomas®
Re: laughable. 8th at best
true
Re: laughable. 8th at best
Exiled2
So, the fact that Jimbo Fisher was on staff with Nick Saban
true
Brad Scott also won a National Title as an OC ...***
apextiger®
Just can't stay "exiled" can you 44% (not even half-in)
tigeron
Re: Just can't stay "exiled" can you 44% (not even half-in)
summeyd®
This is a joke. Pure, sorry joke. When Dabo's teams continue
AThomas®
Re: This is a joke. Pure, sorry joke. When Dabo's teams continue
domduck®
When you leave out UGA, LSU, Auburn, Ohio State it makes
AThomas®
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
Yeah...Who gives a crap about UGA, LSU, and Ohio State?!***
goclemsontigs
Only if you ask Richt, Miles, Meyer and Malzahn...
RevDodd®
I'd rather ask Urban Meyer or Les Miles or Mark Richt.***
Clemson13
Re: FB Update: Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach
allorangeallthetime52®
WHY do you think no one has tried tohire him away
domduck®
Why do you want him hired away if he is winning?***
AThomas®
Re: Why do you want him hired away if he is winning?***
domduck®
We did beat FSU in 2011 in the Valley, Last year was a
AThomas®
Re: We did beat FSU in 2011 in the Valley, Last year was a
spearthroughyourheart
Tell 'em capon***
clemson80tiger
5-1 in the division and he's not competitive, got it.***
soccerkrzy®
Re: Why do you want him hired away if he is winning?***
domduck®
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
Arkansas tried to hire Tommy B...He must have been a great
goclemsontigs
Tommy Bowden beat USCheat like a drum too***
clemson80tiger
Funny he wasn't a good coach either...Have we ever had...
goclemsontigs
It must get loney ... and hot...
RevDodd®
Another idiot, nice. Nobody is hiring him away because
soccerkrzy®
Boom, roasted***
CU2013®
Writer must be a SEC fan...***
JohnFBell®
Good.
BengalBilly
Agree
Tigerdug23®
Jimbo kinda wins by default now
TigersAndCubs
Umm..okay.***
cutigersJD®
Re: FB Update: Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach
TygerRiver
Is this a coaching staff ranking or a head coach ranking??
AllTimeClemson
Yeah. Your philosophy is flawed. Was SOS a good coach
AThomas®
As much as I hate SOS, I think hes an excellent coach
AllTimeClemson
No thanks. How long did it take him to build up his team?
AThomas®
The second you begin throwing around pejoratives at Dabo
tiger_thom®
Re: As much as I hate SOS, I think hes an excellent coach
deroberts®
I'll take 10 win seasons and CHAMPIONSHIPS***
goclemsontigs
Anybody who thinks Dabo is too low, picture Dabo without
AllTimeClemson
I'd feel fine. No more than 4 losses.***
soccerkrzy®
Re: Anybody who thinks Dabo is too low, picture Dabo without
deroberts®
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
What's Dabo's overall record?***
goclemsontigs
You could remove dabo from the staff for next year and
AllTimeClemson
Once again a very dumb comment. Oh, Lord what a troll you
AThomas®
Dumb comment? Dabo brings no wins to the staff
AllTimeClemson
If you removed their excellent coaching staffs I challenge
AThomas®
Re: Dumb comment? Dabo brings no wins to the staff
summeyd®
It's fun to make up completely off the wall bullshít
soccerkrzy®
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
If we grant your premise, then your conclusion is valid
tiger_thom®
exactly
Exiled2
Not any more... It took a while to build the pressure, but
SOLOS
I love this!
orangeday
If this were an article about the best coordinators
noletime
I will vote to keep Dabo...whatever he is ranked.
EssoClub2®
Doesn't make much sense...Petrino hasn't coached a day in
CM Shack
He has made chicken salad out of chicken chit !
OhWiseOne®
Wow! Dabo-devotion inspires more posts than any other topic!
Razzmatazz
Dabo is FAR more popular than Tommy EVER was...
goclemsontigs
AS usual for you. it's a case of "... forest for the trees".
SOLOS
It's CU's team but to HC-devotees like you, it's Dabo's team***
Razzmatazz
So all those NCs in BB at UCLA weren't Wooden's? Bama
SOLOS
You strayed so far from my point, it's absurdly irrelevant.
Razzmatazz
I'm terrible at my job. I hire great managers and great
cu1981fans
So Dimmich has a brother that writes for Athlon
Tiger95
Al Golden at #5??
espnfan8123
Bunch of malarchy***
Dabo18
He's OVERATED***
wyletigr
April fools?***
Judge Keller
My knee jerk reaction was that you're right
VTECHFAN
Petrino would make a good OC. To rank him that high
SOLOS
SEC coaches
RDW
Re: SEC coaches
summeyd®
Re: FB Update: Dabo Swinney ranked #6 ACC Head Coach
Splode
Xactly!!! +1.***
SOLOS
If only he could draw sketches of recruits: top 3 for sure!***
RevDodd®
Leave Markie alone... That could be meeting room material.***
SOLOS
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