Clemson got by a big hurdle on Saturday night by holding off Notre Dame 24-22 on primetime television. 

One of the best moments from the game was head coach Dabo Swinney's celebration and postgame interview following the win.  The former Alabama walk-on is now coaching in his seventh full season at Clemson, and the program is in a strong position to make its first College Football Playoff appearance.

Swinney joined The Game on Tuesday to talk about the big weekend and that emotional moment on television.

"At Clemson, that's a tradition here," Swinney told host Ryan Fowler. "Everybody comes on the field and we have to all gather at the paw and sing the alma mater. It's just an amazing thing. Then you have an emotional, down to the last play, type of game like that and it's pandemonium. But it's fun. I have fun and I love what I do."

Swinney credits much of his success in football to his former college coach, the legendary Gene Stallings. Growing up an Alabama fan, Swinney looked up to Bear Bryant and eventually got the opportunity to suit up for the Crimson Tide under Stallings. That's where a lifetime-long relationship began.

"He gave me a chance to play as a sophomore. He gave me a scholarship. He hired me as a graduate assistant. He hired me as a full-time coach, coaching the receivers and the tight ends, when I was 26-years-old. He's given me some great advice along the way. He's just always been there for me," Swinney said.

Clemson moves into the heart of its ACC schedule this weekend as Georgia Tech comes to Death Valley.