Dabo Swinney becomes 2nd coach all-time to win 100 ACC games
Dabo Swinney led Clemson to a 31-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.
In doing so, Swinney made history. He became the 2nd-ever coach to win 100 ACC games in history. Florida State’s Bobby Bowden is the only other coach who has accomplished this historic feat.
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In the coming years, Swinney will have a solid chance to pass Bowden as the ACC’s all-time winningest coach in conference play. Bowden retired with 117 career ACC victories as FSU’s head coach.
Bowden still has Swinney beat in total ACC Championships. Bowden won 12 conference titles as FSU’s head coach. Swinney earned his 8th ACC crown last season.
This was an important win for Clemson, who started the year 0-2 in ACC play with losses to Duke and Florida State. By defeating previously-undefeated Syracuse, Clemson is now in position to build some momentum toward the remainder of its season.
Clemson is still in the hunt to get back to the ACC Championship Game if it can get some help from elsewhere in the conference. The Tigers still have games remaining vs. fellow contenders Miami and North Carolina.
Swinney will be looking for win No. 101 in the ACC next week against Wake Forest.