Dabo Swinney is looking for some answers after another year for Clemson on the outside of the College Football Playoff. This year will mark the third straight year for the Tigers outside of the CFP, and Clemson is missing the ACC Championship Game for the second time in three seasons.

Moving forward, Swinney needs to get things corrected as soon as possible. As a result, he’s making some changes to his assistant coaching staff with the regular season wrapped up.

On Thursday, Swinney announced that offensive line coach Thomas Austin and defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall will not return to the program in 2024. Swinney confirmed the moves in separate statements on social media.

According to his statement on Hall, the DEs coach and Swinney reached a “mutual decision” for Hall to seek opportunities elsewhere.

“I am so thankful for Ski and his wife, Lesli, and their family,” said Swinney. Lemanski and I have been almost lifelong friends back to 1989 and he is someone I love like a brother. I’m appreciative and thankful for the impact he has had here at Clemson.”

As for Austin, Swinney confirmed it was his choice and a “difficult decision” to move on from the OL coach and seek new leadership:

“Today, I made the difficult decision to seek new leadership for the offensive line,” Swinney announced. “It is my responsibility as head coach to make difficult decisions that I believe are in the best interest of our football program and the young men that comprise it. After a few days of deep thought and evaluation, I believe this was a change we needed to make.”

Hall originally moved into his role as DEs coach in 2018 and helped develop a number of NFL Draft picks during his time with the Tigers. Austin spent two tenures on the Clemson staff and was announced as the team’s OL coach in February of 2022.