- Feb 16, 2009
Dabo Swinney was named the interim head football coach in 2008. The Brent Venables hire, the best hire he ever made, happened in January 2012.If this is true, he should have hired competent assistants like Dabo did. Instead he hired sycophants who would not challenge or threaten him.
So it's not like Dabo hit it out of the park right off the bat, either. It took that drubbing in the bowl game to make him realize he needed better assistants.
And Clemson was a bit of a sinking ship when that hire happened. Certainly not in the same ballpark as we find ourselves currently but one thing I've learned in every aspect of life: money talks. Get the money to step up into the big leagues and pay big boy $$'s for coordinators and you can get big boy coordinators.