It was one dominating performance in a national championship matchup; however, people are still amazed at how Dabo Swinney and Clemson handled Nick Saban and Alabama.
It was Saban’s worst loss through 12 years with the Crimson Tide and in a game where mistakes happened on both sides of the football, national media never thought it would see the words Saban and embarrassment in the same sentence when it comes to coaching.
After the 44-16 defeat, the 67-year-old has become focused on returning to the structure that started Alabama’s run of titles – yet the popular topic of conversation has been hypotheticals of who will take over the program when Saban retires. As crazy as it sounds – especially with Saban still coaching – Swinney has been the name thrown in as a future hire for the Tide.
His two championships in the College Football Playoff era and his bubbly personality in elevating Clemson University to be an attractive place for student-athletes has multiple sports media personalities hailing Swinney as the new “King of College Football.”
While he has signed a 10-year, $93 million contract to remain at Clemson, some supporters of Alabama have become okay with the idea of having Swinney take over for Saban at some point.
In Sunday’s airing of In My Own Words, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine goes into a discussion that generates the question “Does Swinney fit the ‘Bama factor?”
Tide fans, what do you think of all this?
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