The buzz surrounding the Texas A&M Aggies head coaching vacancy for the football team has reached an all-time high with Deion Sanders, Urban Meyer, Kyle Whittingham, and now, Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney linked to the program.
The link comes from ESPN's SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, who suggested he'd be a solid fit at College Station.
"Does he fit? Absolutely," Finebaum said. "Dabo Swinney aligns very well, from a cultural standpoint, with Texas A&M. Would he leave Clemson? I think he would. They're kind of sick of him, and I think he's sick of them. And before some 'Clemsonite' comes out of his basement and starts telling me how wrong I am, after a while, that happens. Happens to every coach, usually. And there are few exceptions. Nick Saban, pretty good exception after 17 years. But I think Dabo would be reenergized. I think he would be able to recruit well out there. He's a good recruiter. His program has slipped at Clemson. It's not embarrassing, but four losses is not the Clemson standard." Finebaum finished.
This season, the Tigers are 6-4 after losses to Duke, Florida State, NC State, and Miami. Clemson has won back-to-back games, including wins over Notre Dame and Georgia Tech.
Reporters also asked Swinney about his stance on the Aggies job.
"Man I'm just focused on this job," Swinney said. "Always have been. Trying to find a way to beat North Carolina. That's it. Must be November... that's all I can say."
Hey, he didn't necessarily say no there, right?
That said, Peter Burns of ESPN reported that Deion Sanders, Lane Kiffin, and Swinney can be crossed "off the list at Texas A&M."
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— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) November 15, 2023
As he mentioned, the Tigers will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at home in Week 12 of the college football season on Saturday, November 18, at 3:30 PM ET.
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