Clemson loses defensive end coach to Alabama - UPDATED


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CLEMSON – Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph said his good-byes to the Clemson staff and certain players around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Rumph is leaving Clemson to take the same job at the University of Alabama, where he will replace the departed Bo Davis, who accepted a similar position at Texas coaching the Longhorns' defensive tackles. However, Davis coached the defensive line and it is not certain what position Rumph will coach at Alabama.

Rumph received a raise from Clemson in May that paid him $180,000. Davis earned $270,000 last season with the Crimson Tide. TigerNet has learned that Rumph's package with Alabama could be close to $350,000 per year, with bonuses kicking in if Alabama reaches the SEC Championship Game and the National Championship. Those bonuses could push his total past $400,000.

Rumph has been with Clemson for five seasons, and he helped coach end Da’Quan Bowers to a Nagurski Award this season. Rumph, a University of South Carolina graduate, came to Clemson from Memphis where he coached for three seasons. Prior to that, he spent one season at S.C. State and five as head coach of Calhoun County. He played at South Carolina for Brad Scott from 1991-94.

Also, the No. 1-rated recruit in the nation is Rock Hill defensive end Jadaveon Clowney has said he has a great relationship with Rumph, and would take a visit to Clemson just because of that relationship. The Crimson Tide are still in the running for Clowney.

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Rumph to Alabama
B-Meist®
GERMANS!!! Got ya!***
tigerpaw80®
Re: GERMANS!!! Got ya!***
nkickha
Good news for the good... bad guys? :)
mvktr2
Auf Wiedersehen
garnet and black
No chance with Clowney now...not that we did before.
clemsonstud05®
for either us or USuC. ahh the (potential) silver lining***
mrgrant
Re: Rumph to Alabama
Nosmelc_Sregit
Re: Rumph to Alabama
Melclem
Re: Rumph to Alabama
tonybenson62003
So it begins...
clayisindazone
The Exodus***
MackDaddy®
Tiger Revelations
clayisindazone
A chicken alum AND brad scott PROTEGE - GOOD RIDDANCE!***
63 17
Call me Old fashioned...
RockVegas
Define Irony..........
harebear
Are you TOTALLY Deranged?***
STERLING®
Re: A chicken alum AND brad scott PROTEGE - GOOD RIDDANCE!***
nudetigerfan
Re: A chicken alum AND brad scott PROTEGE - GOOD RIDDANCE!***
tonybenson62003
Re: A chicken alum AND brad scott PROTEGE - GOOD RIDDANCE!***
Dugatiger®
You're an idiot. He's a great coach, big loss.***
Clemson13
Can't match Bama's pay because TDP gave Bowden a $4M buyout.***
Razzmatazz
Uhhh we can't match Bama's pay because paying that much
PJSmith®
We also have an issue with our President pillaging our
hunter61
Sadly he doesn't get that being a consistent top 20 school
deleted
Great move!
Playdough
Re: Great move!
nkickha
Big Time Loss, what is all the hate for
sgraupn
Re: Big Time Loss, what is all the hate for
adamhemphill
Re: Big Time Loss, what is all the hate for
ikemoney
Good move for Rumph***
vandalay
Re: Rumph to Alabama
chuck21300
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BigDinCtown
Re: Rumph to Alabama
SOLOS®

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