Clemson senior running back Lyn-J Dixon has gone from the doghouse to the NCAA Transfer Portal. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced on his radio show Monday night that Dixon would be transferring out of the program.
“He wants to get a head-start on what he wants to do,” Swinney told his radio audience. “He’s going to focus on graduating. He graduates in December. Really proud of that. Wish him well.”
After three-seasons serving as the primary backup to Travis Etienne, Dixon was expected to be the Tigers leader in the running back room. Apparently, he was anything but. Swinney said recently that Dixon needed to “grow up,” needed to “be a team player,” and need to “stay out of (running back coach CJ) Spiller’s doghouse.”
Dixon entered the season with 1372 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, and he was second in school history in yards per carry behind Etienne. But he has seen limited work this season and was passed by true freshman Will Shipley and sophomore Kobe Pace in the rotation.