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Nine 10-win seasons in a row. Five straight ACC titles. Five consecutive trips to the College Football Playoff. Four appearances in the national championship game. Two, perhaps three, victories on that prestigious stage.
After a near-decade of Clemson's excellence, that list surprises nobody who follows the sport on even an occasional basis.
Head coach Dabo Swinney orchestrated the program's rise to prominence, turning "Little ole Clemson" into such a powerhouse that his usage of that phrase—no matter if referencing the small town—has become the source of eye rolls.