The Clemson football program has seen significant changes under Dabo Swinney’s leadership. Here’s a look at the all-time dream team under Swinney.
If you could combine talent from across the past decade to make one dream team, Clemson football would be absolutely unstoppable.
The Tigers have had a ton of talent come into the program since Dabo Swinney took over as the interim head coach in 2008. Shortly after beating South Carolina in the annual rivalry game that season, Swinney was given the job and has never looked back.
He took over a Clemson football program that was competitive in the ACC, but could never get to the top of the ACC Atlantic Division. During his first season as the head coach, Swinney led the Tigers to an ACC Championship game.
Though the next season there was a drop off as the Tigers went just 6-7, Swinney made the necessary changes and came back with a revamped product.
In the next four years, Clemson reeled off at least 10 wins in each season and won the ACC Championship in 2011. In 2015, Swinney vaunted the program to another level when the Tigers won the ACC Championship and made it to the CFB Playoff. Clemson competed with Alabama, but came up just short in the National Championship game.
Clemson football followed the loss up with another berth in the CFB Playoff and got its revenge against Alabama in the National Championship game. Since then, the Tigers have been a perennial power in College Football, putting several talented players into the NFL and consistently competing in the CFB Playoff.
Here’s a look at our All-Time Dream Team in the Dabo Swinney era (2008-present) so far, beginning with the quarterbacks.