Napier to interview with Furman on Friday


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Napier lettered four times (1999-02) at Furman and was a two-time captain as a starting quarterback.

GREENVILLE – Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier will interview for the head coaching vacancy at Furman University Friday.

A source close to the situation disclosed that Napier, who played at Furman (1999-2002), is in Greenville Friday for the interview with Furman Athletic Director Gary Clark.

Furman was said to be interested in William and Mary defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, but the source said that Shoop has not interviewed as of yet and that Napier could be the first one interviewed.

Former head coach Bobby Lamb announced that he would step down following a fourth season in which Furman missed the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Last Saturday’s 32-28 loss to Georgia Southern left Lamb with a 67-40 record. The loss gave the Paladins their first losing season since 1998.

Lamb had been with Furman for 29 years dating to his days as a quarterback. After graduating in 1986, Lamb became an assistant coach, then was promoted to head coach in 2001 when Bobby Johnson left for Vanderbilt.

Furman made the playoffs in four of Lamb's first five years, and he won a Southern Conference title in 2004.

Since that time, the Paladins have gone 24-20.

Napier lettered four times (1999-02) at Furman and was a two-time captain as a starting quarterback. He holds the Paladin career record for completion percentage (64.8) and is third in school history in passing yards (4,247). He also set the school single-season record with 2,475 passing yards and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award (FCS National Player-of-the-Year) during the 2002 season.

Napier became the youngest coordinator in Clemson history at age 30 when he took over in 2009. He is still the youngest coordinator in the ACC. He served as Clemson's recruiting coordinator from 2006-08.

He joined the Clemson offensive staff as tight ends coach in 2006. That year, the Tigers led the ACC in total offense, rushing offense, and scoring offense. Clemson was also fifth in the nation in rushing that season.

Napier served as an assistant coach at S.C. State in 2005 and helped that program to a 9-2 record, including 7-1 in the conference. S.C. State was 12th in the nation in rushing (236), 15th in passing efficiency, and 17th in scoring (34).


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Napier to interview with Furman on Friday
Crump®
Re: Napier to interview with Furman on Friday
under11par®
as it's been said, strictly a courtesy interview
smokie
Woah no. William and Mary won't do now.
deleted
... and he's never going back to his old... school. :-)***
Razzmatazz
If he did, there'd be a countdown to ecstacy....***
RevDodd®
This inspired me to look up the meaning of those lyrics.
Razzmatazz
Re: If he did, there'd be a countdown to ecstacy....***
Blizzake1979®
Hopefully he'll do better than he does on Saturdays.***
tigerrh
Re: Napier to interview with Furman on Friday
Memphis Tiger®
Attn Furman: We'll throw in the Scott's at no extra charge!!
tatertim®
Free of charge.....just pay shipping and handling.***
TehGodFatha_TM
Not sure Furman has the funds to pay for the shipping
andylayne
I'LL PAY THE S&H!! if they take the lot!!***
ragtop
Nice. And fat joke Friday is underway.
tatertim®
coot.
charlestontiger84
Maybe we'll throw in Bellamy and Watkins too. After all,
creekman
Re: Maybe we'll throw in Bellamy and Watkins too. After all,
deleted
Re: Attn Furman: We'll throw in the Scott's at no extra charge!!
Orange T-Square
Good luck to him. Maybe they'll hire him because in private
Razzmatazz
No doubt, there is a reason why every HC that calls plays
Cdixon11
Maybe the fans who do all the faxing can fax
nail biting tiger fan1
There's a fax campaign I'd support***
CharlestonTom®
Shouldn't they be interviewing Dabo?
ttimmer
Dabo doesn't have the qualifications or experience...
Flying Tiger®
clearly the wrong choice as he's never coached receivers***
cdfrisch
Could we help sweeten the deal by throwing in
1991Tiger
nobody can throw Brad. He's a large man,,,
AFWtigerDline
BYE******
citadelman

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