College Football: 10 Successful coaches who would flop in the NFL

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Oct 11, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Dabo Swinney – Clemson Tigers

CFB Win Pct.: .701
Years in Current Postion: 7

Dabo is the ultimate rah-rah coach and all-around pal to his team. He probably surreptitiously plays beer pong with his players (just kidding, Clemson folks. Don’t go starting rumors posts now).

While his passionate and somewhat loud sideline and interview demeanor are great TV for College GameDay and entertaining blog posts, he’d be a fish out of water in the NFL.

He also falls into the category of young coaches who see quick success in college coaching that could be tempted to make that jump to the professional ranks, and then come running back to campus life in a hurry.

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