Ga Tech Brings Swinney Full Circle

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney began Georgia

Tech week in 2008 as receivers coach and left charged with trying

to triage a bleeding program. Two years later with the Yellow

Jackets in town, Swinney’s proud of the steps he’s taken so far.

Clemson (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) faces Georgia Tech

(5-2, 3-1) at Death Valley on Saturday, site of Swinney’s

head-coaching debut two seasons back. Swinney got the call to take

over when longtime coach Tommy Bowden walked away with Clemson

floundering at 3-3.

The Tigers couldn’t overcome Georgia Tech that day, losing 21-17

yet Swinney says that began a journey to the top that’s closing in

on its destination.