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Swinney Semifinalist for Maxwell Coach of the Year Award


Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney has been named a semfinalist for the 2013 Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.  The 16 semifinalists were announced by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski on Wednesday.            

Swinney and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer are the only repeat semifinalists from last year.              

Swinney has led Clemson to a 9-1 record so far this year.  The Tigers are ranked seventh by AP and the BCS and sixth by the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson finished second in the Atlantic Division of the ACC with a 7-1 record, the second straight year Clemson has been 7-1 in the ACC.             

The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 of every poll this year and the 13-week streak of top 10  rankings is the longest in Clemson history.            

Swinney's Tigers have two games left, vs. The Citadel this coming Saturday and at South Carolina on November 30.            

The sixth year Clemson Head Coach will go for his 50th career win when Clemson faces The Citadel on Saturday. He has a 49-22 overall record after taking over in the middle of the 2008 season.
2013 Maxwell Award Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalists

            Nick Saban            Alabama
            Gus Malzahn            Auburn
            Art Briles            Baylor
            Steve Addazio            Boston College
            Dabo Swinney            Clemson
            David Cutcliffe            Duke
            Tim DeRuyter            Fresno State
            Jimbo Fisher            Florida State
            Mark Dantonio            Michigan State
            Gary Pinkel            Missouri
            Rod Carey            Northern Illinois
            Urban Meyer            Ohio State
            Mike Gundy            Oklahoma State
            George O'Leary            UCF
            Ed Orgeron            Southern Cal
            Gary Anderson            Wisconsin

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