Dabo: I don't let football define me

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How would you like to live right next door to your boss?

That’s exactly what Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is doing…renting a house just next to the Dabo’s house.

Speaking of Dabo, it’s unusual that we haven’t heard much from him in the last month.

But Dabo’s back in the saddle, ready for the 2011 season. And he’s ready to move forward.

Swinney told The State, “You don’t live off last year in this business. It’s totally irrelevant to this year. I coach football for a living. But it is not who I am. I am a lot of things other than a football coach, a husband, a father. I don’t let football define me. I don’t let some scoreboard define who I am.”

In his third year as head coach, Dabo and the Tigers will face a difficult schedule that includes games against Auburn, Florida State, at Virginia Tech, and at South Carolina.

Phil Steele ranked the schedule as the twelfth most difficult in the country.

“It is what it is,” Swinney said. “Like I told our team, we have a championship schedule. You want to win a championship? Well, we have a schedule for you.”

Clemson hosts Troy in the season-opener.