He and offensive coordinator Chad Morris want a better, more multi-faceted rushing game next fall, and they believe they have the personnel to do it, both at the quarterback and running back positions.
"I think all these guys can run the ball," Swinney said this week. "We're not going to do anything different, whether it be Chad or Cole or Deshaun. They all can run and they all understand our system. We're going to do what we do, and we're built to do what we do.
"And I'm not worried at all about our running back position. We're going to be outstanding at running back."
Swinney said the Tigers have plenty of backs to engage in healthy competition this spring and summer.
"We've got a couple of guys, D.J. (Howard) and Zac (Brooks) who've battled through some injuries," he said. "We're going to get Tyshon Dye back (for the 2014 season), and Wayne Gallman's going to be a great player. We just signed Adam Choice. He's going to be a great player.
"We're in great shape at that position. We've just got some young guys who are going to have to help us."
Swinney said two of the Tigers' best ball carriers have flown under the radar.
"C.J. Davidson is a guy who nobody talks about, but when it's all said and done, C.J. is going to leave his mark here at Clemson," Swinney said. "It's the same thing with Zac Brooks. Nobody says much about Zac. But he's not just a guy, he's a special talent. He got a little bit of experience as a freshman, and I wish now we could have redshirted him, and was on his way to having a great season (last fall) and just had some tough injuries. He had surgery after the season, and hopefully he'll be able to stay on the field.
"D.J. is another guy who've had some moments for us."
Swinney said walk-on Kurt Fleming, a power back who is coming back to football after having played three seasons as an outfielder in the Atlanta Braves organization, "is a wild card."
"I'm anxious to see him," said Swinney. "He's a 235-pound brick house. He hasn't played football in four years, so we'll see where he is."
By the time the Tigers play next fall, Swinney believes his running game will be "better than fine."
"I think we'll be better than we were last year - a lot better - running the football," he said. "I'm excited about the guys we have there. We've got young guys who are going to have to play, but that's OK. That's fine.
"We've got a bunch of guys who are capable of playing at a high level for us."
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