Dabo Swinney responds to the speculation that he could be the next Jacksonville Jaguars coach
Recent speculation has bubbled up about Clemson coach Dabo Swinney going to the NFL to be the next coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even as a package deal with expected No. 1 pick QB Trevor Lawrence.
This all stems from an appearance on Get Up on ESPN by former GM Mike Tannenbaum, who introduced the possibility of Swinney and Lawrence landing in Jacksonville together. There is even an established coach in the NFL who Swinney resembles from a coaching standpoint, Pete Carroll.
“There’s a lot of speculation in the league that Dabo Swinney, who has been on the shortlist of multiple head coaching searches, could be a coach that teams want to talk about, and this would really be the perfect storm, Greeny, and here’s why he’s immensely popular in that area of the country,” Tannenbaum said. “And if he could go with Trevor Lawrence from Clemson right down the road in Jacksonville, with all those picks and all those cap that cap room, that’s the ideal situation.”
Swinney responded to those comments on Tuesday in a meeting with reporters ahead of Clemson’s game with Wake Forest.
“Reaction was just, laughed at it,” Swinney said, per Grace Raynor. “Had a little fun with Trevor. But man I’m not worried about the AFC or NFC, I don’t even know what they are.”