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Dabo Swinney’s son does not see father leaving Clemson for Alabama

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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been speculated by many as a potential replacement for Nick Saban at Alabama whenever Saban decides to retire, but one member of Swinney’s inner circle seems to think otherwise.

In an interview with John Talty of AL.com that ran on Saturday, Swinney’s son Will, who is currently a freshman wide receiver for Clemson, said that he does not envision his father leaving the Tigers for the Crimson Tide.

“I wouldn’t say I necessarily see that happening,” said the younger Swinney. “We love it at Clemson; he’s invested. Alabama already has so many championships and stuff. What else do we want to do?

“We’re building something really special here, and my dad helped create that and has a bunch of good staff around him,” Will went on. “He loves it here.”

The elder Swinney is a native of Pelham, Alabama and not only played college football at the University of Alabama but also won the national title there in 1992. Dabo even began his coaching career with the Crimson Tide in the mid-’90s.

But the 48-year-old has indeed built something special at Clemson, racking up four ACC titles, a national title, and 108 total wins since he arrived in 2009. Sure, eventually replacing the 66-year-old Saban at Alabama would be nice, but Swinney will probably just be happy with another free dinner instead.

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