Then he fired Steele and Napier and hired ... Venables and Morris.
Steele and Napier were not great hires, but Dabo seemed to have learned from his mistakes.
Venables and Morris we’re home runs!
When Morris quit, he promoted Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott. It seemed to work out okay, but the recruiting and the talent level was top notch ... maybe hid flaws in coaching? Who knows. Everyone seems to have an opinion.
At the assistants coach level, he’s looked to the outside, and brought in Marion Hobby and then Todd Bates, as well as Robbie Caldwell, Lemanski Hall, and Mike Reed.
But, he’s also leaned pretty heavily on former players lately like Spiller, Grisham, Streeter.
Now he’s headed into another period of uncertainty where his hiring decisions may make or break the momentum he gathered over the past decade.
This is going to be a very interesting next few weeks for Clemson fans who had become used to the status quo.
Yep. I agree. Some of the people on this board would follow Dabo over a cliff.
The promote from within crap has not worked. Best is the standard, remember?
How did it fail? Elliott and Scott were failures? You do realize it’s not just X’s and O’s. Elliott and Scott were/are great recruiters. When people say talent might have masked the coaching…those are the same coaches that brought those players in. So who knows, if Clemson didnt have them recruiting, they might not have had any of this success. There are plenty of “Football minds” in College that have had fractions of the success as Clemson over the last 7 years.
head coach. Spence was fired when Dabo took over interim and Billy was brought up the ladder as interim. Dabo didn't really have choices then. Once he got his feet under him, he made the necessary and correct moves.