Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney might seem like the last person Alabama would want to honor, considering his Tigers knocked off Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide team in the College Football Playoff national title game in January.
But Swinney confirmed to Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa news that he will be headed to Alabama on Saturday as the school honors its 1992 national title-winning team. Swinney was a wide receiver on the team.
Clemson’s Week 7 game is Friday night at Syracuse, so Swinney — and several members of his staff, all of whom have ties to Alabama — will be in attendance as the team is honored 25 years after winning it all.
Joining Dabo Swinney on Clemson plane to Tuscaloosa for ‘92 reunion will be Woody McCorvey, Danny Pearman, Thad Turnipseed, Lemanski Hall
— Tommy Deas (@tommydeas) October 12, 2017
It will be the second anniversary, of sorts, for Swinney this weekend. Friday is the nine-year anniversary of the day Swinney took over for Tommy Bowden as Clemson’s interim head coach. He was named the permanent head coach the following season.
Swinney’s Clemson team could be destined for a third straight meeting with Alabama in the national championship game this year. The Tigers are currently No. 2 in both polls, one spot behind Alabama.
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