Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Brent Venables coaching rumors: ‘I’m not God’

It has become a yearly tradition. College football coaches are fired throughout November, and as Clemson is trying to prepare for the ACC Championship or a bowl game, one of its assistant coaches is linked to head coaching vacancies throughout the country.

Two seasons ago, it was offensive coordinator Chad Morris, now the head coach at SMU. The last two seasons, it’s been revered defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who has been linked to both the Arkansas and Mississippi State job openings in the past two days.

So, how does Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney keep from letting the coaching rumors turn into a distraction for his team? Swinney was asked that question during his Tuesday press conference. His response was vintage Dabo.

“I don’t worry about it,” Swinney said. “That’s God’s plan. I’m not God.”

While some Clemson fans may dispute Swinney’s assertion that he is not God as the team prepares to play for its third consecutive ACC title and appearance in the College Football Playoff, his approach has mostly kept the media circus that often accompanies coaching searches out of Clemson the past few seasons.

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