The Coaches’ Kids
Coaching isn’t necessarily hereditary, but some of the qualities it takes to be a head coach can be passed down through the generations. Tyson’s great-grandfather was a prominent college football coach. He is a few generations removed, but when that great-grandfather was Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, that’s worth considering. Time will tell if Tyson has such aspirations, but there was likely a reason his transfer to Clemson worked out for both him and the program. Dabo Swinney has favored having experience in his quarterback room lately, and it stands to reason he is looking for someone with leadership qualities in that role. If Tyson fits that job description, he might have the right qualities to make a good coach.
Along the same lines, we know quite a bit about Tyler’s coaching pedigree. Brent Venables was a major part of two national championships for the Tigers. Tyler could have followed his father to Oklahoma, but he decided to stay with Clemson, which shows commitment and resolve. While there are certainly experienced players on the defensive side of the ball, it remains to be seen which players will step up and be leaders on the field. Venables might not play a lot this season due to injury, but his influence will likely still be felt on the sideline. He will be a key piece of the leadership in the defensive backfield. His older brother, Jake, is already moving into coaching, so it seems likely Tyler could do the same.