GREENSBORO, Ga. — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban were set for a rematch Tuesday, but scattered rainstorms forced their schedules to diverge.
The coaches are participating in this week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, a golf tournament that features several prominent southern coaches and alumni.
Swinney and Saban were paired together before some spotty Monday weather messed with their tee times, so the Clemson coach will likely not get revenge against his Alabama counterpart this week.
That didn’t stop him from talking about January’s national title game, which the Tigers dropped to the Crimson Tide in an instant classic.
“I moved on,” Swinney said. “It’s all about what’s in front of us. I don’t want that game to beat me again. You can’t do anything about what’s happened. It’s all about trying to get this team focused on what we’ve gotta do for 2016.”
Clemson opens its season at Auburn on Sept. 3.
Swinney called that game a “tough opener,” and indicated that his team’s loss to Alabama might have an effect on the matchup.
“We learn from it,” he said. “It was a great experience for everybody. Even though it didn’t go our way on the scoreboard, I thought as a program it was a great experience for our guys and validation in a lot of areas for us. So we’re just trying to continue staying the course and see if we can continue to climb that mountain.”