SEC kryptonite? Dabo Swinney improves impressive record against conference
Clemson’s Dabo Swinney has become one of the best coaches in college football in recent years. Saturday was another reminder that some of that success has come at the expense of the SEC.
The 24-10 win over Texas A&M took Swinney’s record against the SEC to 14-5 since the start of the 2012 season, per a stat from ESPN’s Chris Low. Perhaps more impressive is those wins have come against six different teams: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
With the current landscape of college football and the likely participants in the College Football Playoff, and of course the annual meeting with South Carolina, Clemson should face SEC teams on a regular basis each year.
If Swinney can continue this run of success, the Tigers should add more hardware to their trophy case, and he would further cement his legacy as one of the greatest coaches of this era.
Dabo Swinney goes to 14-5 against the SEC since the start of the 2012 season with @ClemsonFB‘s 24-10 victory over @AggieFootball. The 14 wins have come against six different teams — Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) September 7, 2019