NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- He's won a national title as a player and twice as a head coach, but Clemson's Dabo Swinney's first postseason win as a head coach came a decade ago in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Clemson battled Kentucky in the 11th edition of Nashville's holiday tradition on Dec. 29, 2009. In his first full season as head coach, Swinney helped guide Clemson to the school's first bowl win in four years.
Dabo Swinney, Clemson takes the field against Kentucky on Dec. 29, 2009 at Nissan Stadium.
Running back C.J. Spiller earned MVP honors after tallying 172 all-purpose yards and a touchdown.
Since his maiden postseason win, Swinney has won two national titles and has amassed six bowl wins since 2009.
(1) Clemson takes on (12) Texas A&M this weekend at home in one of the top matchups in college football. Terrapin Beer Co. in partnership with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is hosting a watch party at Brewhouse South in Franklin where the game take center stage. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.
This has been a Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Moment. Be a part of the next moment during Nashville's holiday tradition on Dec. 30 at Nissan Stadium. Tickets for the 2019 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl are on sale now at musiccitybowl.com/tickets.