End of season evaluation

CLEMSON - There's always a time and a place for Dabo Swinney to evaluate himself and what's going on around him.

The Clemson rushing offense is 73rd in the nation with a 146.4 yard average. Passing offense is 84th with 191.4 yards.

Scoring offense is 86th at a 23.8 point clip.

Clemson converted 28 of the 38 trips inside the red zone. Twenty-two went for touchdown and six were field goals.

Defensively, the Tigers are 30th against the run, holding opponents to a 131.7 yard average. The pass efficiency defense rating of 114 is 25th.

Opponents scored 17.7 points per game, which is ninth-best in the country.

The Clemson defense held opponents to 18 touchdowns on 34 red one trips. Eleven ended in field goals.

On special teams, Clemson is 29th in both punt and kickoff returns and 21st in net punting.

The Tigers hit 12 of 21 field goal attempts (57 percent). Six of the misses were between 30 and 39 yards.

"For the type of the team we had this year, we needed to make some kicks. It's as simple as that," Swinney said. "You can overanalyze until the cows come home. We needed to make some kicks. We didn't. It was a coin toss, or 57 percent. Flip a coin. That's part of the game.

"That's the number one reason, the number one disappointment for me with our season."

As he wraps up his second full season as Clemson head coach, Swinney will look evaluate each coach and member of the support staff.

"Anything can happen. I'm really confident with my coaches," he said. "We've done a lot of good things in a lot of areas. Part of what I do is I have to evaluate everything."

There was no turnover on the coaching staff after last season.

"I'm not going to make a change just to make a change. If it's something that I feel like I need to do, I will…there could be changes. There may not be any. That's part of the process of evaluation," Swinney said.

On Friday, offensive coordinator Billy Napier interviewed with Furman for the vacant head coach position.

"I just know he met with them on Friday. It's not going to be a long, drawn-out process. We should know something here pretty soon," Swinney said.

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