Swinney to attend Alabama-Arkansas to celebrate '92 National Title

Clemson plays Syracuse Friday night, so Swinney will fly to his old stomping grounds on Saturday to be present when Alabama honors the 1992 national championship team at halftime of the Tide's game against Arkansas.

According to multiple reports including the Tuscaloosa News, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is now scheduled to attend as well as Clemson coaches Woody McCorvey, Danny Pearman, Lemanski Hall, and director of recruiting and external affairs Thad Turnipseed. By 1996, Swinney earned a full-time coaching role as a wide receiver and tight ends coach.

Per Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa News, Swinney will be joined by several Clemson staff members, all of whom have ties to Alabama. He was an assistant for the Tigers until Bowden resigned in 2008.

Swinney's Clemson team could be destined for a third straight meeting with Alabama in the national championship game this year. His success as a head coach has only further endeared him to fans of his alma mater, and many have considered him the only choice to take over for Saban upon the latter's retirement. - No. 1 Alabama, which is also off to a 6-0 start.