Dabo Swinney reportedly adds old teammate to Clemson staff

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The Clemson Tigers are fresh off of an appearance in the most recent College Football Playoff national championship game and they’re looking to get over the hump during the 2016 season.

For head coach Dabo Swinney, that means making some minor tweaks to the coaching staff.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Swinney is set to add Grayson High School’s Mickey Conn as a defensive quality control coach. Conn has a strong connection to members of the Clemson program from the past, present and future, and he also has a strong connection with head coach Dabo Swinney.

As it turns out, Conn and Swinney were teammates at Alabama.

Per the reports, Swinney will also be adding Kyle Richardson from Northwestern High School in South Carolina to the staff, though no specific role has been announced.

“It’s certainly been a goal of Kyle’s and he’s worked hard and he’s earned it,”Northwestern Athletics Director Lauren West told the Rock Hill Herald. “Not a coach that we wanted to lose but we certainly wish him well. Kyle has taken Northwestern’s football program to the next level and we’re gonna look to continue that success.”

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