Having continuity and chemistry in the coaching staff has been a great asset to building the Clemson football program over recent years.
The Clemson football program has climbed the ranks and become No. 1 in the nation.
The Tigers are coming off their second National Championship in the past three years, a fourth-straight berth in the College Football Playoff and a fourth-straight ACC Championship.
Honestly, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in Clemson football. The amount of success that Dabo Swinney has had, especially in the last five years, stems to how he has built the program from the foundation up through the years.
One of the keys to the success is, without a doubt, the continuity in the coaching staff.
It’s just something special…
There’s just something special about Clemson. The coaches are content with their jobs. Of course guys like Jeff Scott, Tony Elliott and Brent Venables want to better their careers, but they are content with being at Clemson.
You’re not going to see Scott, Elliott or Venables leave Clemson just for another job. You’re only going to see them leave for a head coaching job or for something that is a real step forward. They aren’t just going to jump at any open position.
Because of that, you’ve seen continuity and chemistry built at Clemson the past few years.
Since Chad Morris left and Elliott and Scott were hired as co-offensive coordinators, you’ve seen the Tigers win the Russell Athletic Bowl against Oklahoma, make it to four College Football Playoffs, win the ACC Championship four times and win two National Titles.
The continuity of the coaching staff hasn’t just led to more experience in game situations, it has also led to better recruiting for the Tigers. Prospects know that they are going to have the same coordinator the entire time they’re at Clemson.
At the very least, the prospect knows that the coaches are committed to him. That’s important.
Honestly, that’s one of the huge differences between Clemson and Alabama right now. Alabama is a revolving door. Clemson continues to have staying power.