Home of the Clemson Tigers Last week, Clemson lost coach Dabo Sweeney. Clemson replaced him with defensive coordinator Nick Bonardi. This came as a surprise to Clemson fans, as Sweeney stepped down. Sweeney claimed he wanted to spend more time with his family, and his timing is even worse than Urban Meyer's in 2010. The Clemson AD promoted Bonardi to interim head coach, and he is expected to stay for next year. Bonardi is a defensive minded coach and Tiger fans believe he will exceed the expectations put on Dabo Sweeney. In his first game, Bonardi will take on Florida State for the ACC Atlantic crown.