Clemson has had some great head coaches since the program was started in 1896. Of those 25 head coaches, four are currently in the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches and two have won national championships at Clemson.
John Heisman, Jess Neely, Danny Ford, and Frank Howard all reside in the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches. There is little to no doubt after winning his second national title, that Coach Swinney will eventually join them in Atlanta.
During his tenure as the Clemson football head coach, Swinney has three national coach of the year awards, Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (2011), AP Coach of the Year Award (2015), Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (2015) and been named the ACC Coach of The Year once, in 2015.
There have been rumors galore that he would eventually head back home to Alabama and lead his alma mater once Nick Saban leaves, but as the days turn into years it becomes more and more obvious that Clemson will be the only place Coach Swinney will coach football until he retires.
In today’s day and age, it’s rare a head coach is so beloved by a fan base and that he loves them back, but that is exactly the relationship that Coach Swinney and Clemson have and neither would have it any other way.