Shortly after Clemson fell to South Florida 31-26 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on New Year's Eve, losing for the fourth time in its last six games to finish 6-7 in 2010, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney gathered his players in the locker room of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
"I'll fix it," Swinney told his players. "I'll fix it."
To fix the Tigers, who hadn't won an ACC championship since 1991, Swinney knew he'd have to do more than hire a new offensive coordinator, which he did, and more than simply injecting his team's roster with a highly ranked recruiting class, which he also did.
Swinney knew he'd also have to adjust the mentality around Clemson's program.
"I told our guys, 'If you're going to change Clemson, you've got to
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