Swinney on leaving Clemson for Alabama: ‘You don’t ever say never’

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: 'You don't ever know what the circumstances would be at any given time. ... But I've just never been that guy about the next job. I'm about the job I've got.'

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Judging by all the winning and dancing that’s been going on at Clemson this season, it looks like Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney is pretty happy where he is right now. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he will spend the rest of his coaching career at Clemson.

In a recent interview with CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon, Swinney was asked hypothetically whether he would consider coaching at his alma mater, Alabama, where he played wide receiver and spent seven years as an assistant coach.

Per CBS Sports:

“You don’t ever say never. You don’t ever know what the circumstances would be at any given time. First of all, Alabama may never, ever call me and I would never have a problem with that. They’ve got to do what they’ve got to do. My deal is to be great where I’m at. I had opportunities to leave Alabama. I had opportunities to leave Clemson. But I’ve just never been that guy about the next job. I’m about the job I’ve got.”

So far this season Swinney has guided the Tigers (10-0, 7-0 ACC) to a No. 1 ranking in all three polls and an ACC Atlantic Division title.

FOX FOUR AFTER WEEK 13

Clemson will be back in action this Saturday when it hosts Wake Forest (3-7, 1-5) at 3:30 p.m. (EST).

Alabama (9-1), the No. 2 ranked team in the College Football Playoff Poll, will host Charleston Southern (9-1) at 4 p.m.

(h/t CBS Sports)