There is no doubt Husker fans should be proud of the job that Bo Pelini and his staff have done with turning the program around in a year, but you have to give some credit to Clemson who turned their program around in half a season.
Much of that credit needs to go to Dabo Swinney. Who took over for Tommy Bowden midway through the season with a Clemson Tiger team that was fallling apart. Swinney not only got the players excited about playing, he turned them into winners.
Swinney led the Tigers to a 4-2 record over the last half of the season, including three wins in the last four ACC games. Only NC State had a better ACC record over the second half of the conference season. Swinney led the Tigers to a 4-1 record overall for the last five games, tied for the best overall record among ACC teams during that time span.
Clemson defeated Boston College, 27-21, on November 1, under Swinney’s direction. It was Clemson’s first win over Boston College since 1958. The Tigers also defeated Duke, Virginia and South Carolina in November.
Before practice today in Clemson, Swinney talked about the matchup against the Huskers. Click to hear his comments on NU.