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Former Pioneer coach has ties to both sides of national championship game
Johnson's alma mater faces his former teammate's team
Clemson Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney has led Clemson to a national championship appearance versus Alabama. Swinney and former Pioneer coach Tommy Johnson, were Alabama teammates on the Crimson Tides 1992 national title team.
Former Warren County Pioneer head football coach Tommy Johnson has ties to another football coach who will attempt to make his mark on the world of college football, Clemson Tiger head football coach William Christopher “Dabo” Swinney. The Clemson Tigers boast a perfect 14-0 record this season and after a convincing 37-17 win over Oklahoma, earned a place in the national title game. The win advanced the Tigers to a national championship game versus the Alabama Crimson Tide to be played this Monday in Glendale, Ariz.An Alabama team that both Swinney and Johnson were teammates on in 1992 won the national championship over the University of Miami by a final score of 34-13.