Swinney Names Co-Offensive Coordinators


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Tony Elliott (right) and Jeff Scott (left) were teammates at Clemson at the same position for three years.

CLEMSON, S.C. - Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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announced Tuesday that Tony ElliottTony Elliott
Assistant Coach / Running Backs
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and Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Asst. Coach (WR) / Recruiting Coord.
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will serve as co-offensive coordinators on his staff starting immediately. Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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, Clemson’s offensive coordinator the last four seasons, was announced Monday as the head coach at SMU.

Elliott is finishing his fourth season as Clemson’s running backs coach. Scott has been on Swinney’s staff as wide receivers coach for all 86 games and seven years he has been Clemson’s head coach. Both Elliott and Scott are Clemson graduates and former Tiger wide receivers.

“I am very excited to announce that Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott will serve as co-offensive coordinators,” said Swinney, who became Clemson’s head coach in October 2008. “These are two of the brightest young coaches in the business. They have had a huge impact on our offense when it comes to the overall gameplan, gameday decisions, coaching their positions and have also been big reasons for our recruiting success.

“One of my overall philosophies is to promote from within when it is feasible. Both of these coaches are highly qualified and ready for this opportunity. We have been prepared to make this staff move for some time.

“Tony and Jeff were teammates at Clemson at the same position for three years and have worked together as coaches for four. They have a great relationship.”

Elliott, who turned 35 on November 26, is a 2002 Clemson graduate who was a co-captain of Clemson’s 2003 team that finished with a 9-4 record and a top-25 ranking. An outstanding student, Elliott was a recipient of the ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarship in 2003 and was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection.

Elliott began his coaching career in 2006. He served as wide receivers coach at SC State for two seasons, then served in the same capacity for three seasons at Furman.

Elliott became Clemson’s running backs coach in 2011 and the Tigers have won 41 games since he joined the staff, the most in school history in any four-year period. That includes 27 wins over ACC teams, also the most in any four-year period in Tiger history. The 2011 Clemson team won the ACC Championship and the 2012 and 2013 teams finished the season in the top 10 of the USA Today poll. This year’s Clemson team is currently No. 19 in both polls.

Elliott coached current Arizona Cardinals running back Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back (2008 - 2012)
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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, who led the NFL in yards per carry in 2013 and has been a leader of the Cardinals this year. Ellington was a 1,000-yard rusher for the Tigers in 2011 and 2012, while Roderick McDowellRoderick McDowell
Running Back (2009 - 2013)
#25 5-9, 195
Sumter, SC

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was a 1,000-yard rusher for the 2013 Tigers.

Freshman Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS Fr. Running Back
#9 6-1, 209
Loganville, GA

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has 714 rushing yards so far this year and is coming off a 191-yard performance in Clemson’s win over South Carolina last Saturday, the most by a Tiger freshman since 1952.

Scott, who will turn 34 on December 28, is a 2003 Clemson graduate who was a wide receiver and holder on the Tiger bowl teams of 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Clemson finished 15th in the nation in 2000.

His first job in coaching was as the head coach at Blythewood High School near Columbia, S.C. in 2006. He took that first year program to a 14-1 record and the state championship, a first for any school in the state of South Carolina in its initial year competing in the sport.

After spending the 2007 season as a wide receivers coach at Presbyterian, he came to Clemson as a graduate assistant at the start of the 2008 season. When Swinney was made interim head coach in October of that season, Scott became a full-time assistant coach.

Beginning with the 2009 season, Scott also took on the role of recruiting coordinator and Clemson has had a top 20 recruiting class according to ESPN.com each year he has been in charge of that aspect of the program. Clemson’s 2015 recruiting class is currently ranked in the top five nationally by most services.

Scott has coached some of the top wide receivers in Clemson history, as his list of former players includes current NFL players Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver (2010 - 2012)
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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, Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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and Jaron BrownJaron Brown
Wide Receiver (2008 - 2012)
#18 6-2, 205
Cheraw, SC

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. Watkins and Hopkins were first-round draft choices.

Two of his current players, freshman Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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and sophomore Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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, were named second-team All-ACC on Monday.

“I am very excited about our offense moving forward under the leadership of these two coaches,” said Swinney. “We look forward to beginning our bowl practice at the end of next week.”

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Indifferent perhaps?***
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Smart move by Dabo
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So...there's that***
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interesting, that could be the case***
MB93Tiger®
Scott will be calling plays.***
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We also have Co-Defensive Coordinators***
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technically, if you look at this link, BV listed as DC while
MB93Tiger®
If you believe this I have a bridge to sell you
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cupton®
4th and goal from the 1, who makes the call?
NorthAlabamaTiger
The press release says they will either take turns
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Re: 4th and goal from the 1, who makes the call?
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So we'd run a trick play on 4th and goal?***
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uh-oh.
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So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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Re: So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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Re: So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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Re: So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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Re: So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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Re: So, do they retain their position coach responsibilities?***
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We'll get Spence as the bubble screen coach IMO.
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It makes us look worse... especially to recruits
wecr33
I think Dabo wants to keep that tandem together.***
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Re: It makes us look worse... especially to recruits
ruatiger®
I see the chicken$#!+$ are re-surfacing.***
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So then is there any truth to the rumor Scott was calling
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Not unless you have a source***
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No, and even if it was true, nobody on here would know it***
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Re: So then is there any truth to the rumor Scott was calling
allorangeallthetime52®
Sorta wished it would have been just Scott...
WynsvlNCTiger®
Re: Alternate play callin??????
clemvol
What is the advantage of having a Co-coordinator ?
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Re: What is the advantage of having a Co-coordinator ?
wecr33
OC doesn't = playcalling folks
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Re: OC doesn't = playcalling folks
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Dumbest. Move. Ever.
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correction: YOU are a laughing stock***
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well said...***
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Re: correction: YOU are a laughing stock***
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Is Clemson a laughing stock? News to me
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Sure, we should have interviewed him, he's a good OC***
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Laughing stock?
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notime to offer complaints
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Typical post for a fan of a team that has a chicken
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Dabo said he had been planning this for some time.
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Sounds like one or the other is packing a horse...
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Why do most think this is a permanent move?
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AllTimeClemson? uestion that name but if you don't like it..
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Laughingstock?
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Can't wait to hear Old Neckbeard in the stands yelling
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I trust coach on this one
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Well he has had to fire 2 of his hires
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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moris had years of play calling
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Wow, never crossed my mind that if a OC is successful he
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allorangeallthetime52®
This makes it easier to keep both of them IF it doesn't work
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Jeff Scott
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If it fails, it may be easier to keep both of them on staff
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Wow. Just...Wow***
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I actually am a fan of this move but...
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So, who calls our plays ... ??
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clemsonblood
Also, Deshaun Watson and Cole Stoudt named co-starters...
RogerS®
I hope this is just an interim appointment until Dabo....
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Interim appointment? Serious?***
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Foolishly unnecessary risk. Would Bama & top programs do it?***
Razzmatazz
Re: Foolishly unnecessary risk. Would Bama & top programs do it?***
Tigerluvr
No! Malzahn and Lashlee BOTH have D1 OC experience.***
Razzmatazz
Re: Foolishly unnecessary risk. Would Bama & top programs do it?***
rncox
Dabo hired Napier & Steele, led us to 6-7 during HC training
Razzmatazz
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rncox
Re: Dabo hired Napier & Steele, led us to 6-7 during HC training
cupton®
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rncox
Saban booted Steele b/c D sagged. Improved after Steele.***
Razzmatazz
And hired Kiffen after USC was awful***
CUgrad2011
USC was mediocre UNDER MASSIVE SANCTIONS!***
Razzmatazz
Kiffin was a good OC (not HC) so Saban made him OC. Smart.***
Razzmatazz
So basically you're saying Saban has
BergenCU
I'm saying Dabo failed learn from Saban's mistake.
Razzmatazz
Sure!!!***
Tiger5
When Dabo promoted Napier, people blamed it on money. Ha!***
Razzmatazz
It's done all the time by a lot of progrms***
tigertrain
Why don't some of you stop playing coach and support Dabo's decision?
Bleedorange09
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Re: Why don't some of you stop playing coach and support Dabo's decision?
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Re: Why don't some of you stop playing coach and support Dabo's decision?
crash007
A healthy Watson
clemsonfan3111
This is not a problem at all, makes perfect sense
youngblood®
Re: This is not a problem at all, makes perfect sense
WhstigeR®
Re: This is not a problem at all, makes perfect sense
7173TIGER®
This is an Audition
TigerDrewz
I don't believe this is an "audition"
longtallsam®
If this had happened last year at this time...
Tman84
Re: If this had happened last year at this time...
Tman84
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OrangeFan95
Not sold on this at all!
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Says the internet tough guy.
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Still need to go out and get a good QB coach.******
hawkins
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WhstigeR®
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Dugatiger®
Wake up DAs! This is a recruiting coup. Two of the best.***
SOLOS®
Re: Wake up DAs! This is a recruiting coup. Two of the best.***
WhstigeR®
They weren't calling the plays or starting Cole...***
SOLOS®
One is leaving
AFtigers87®
Re: One is leaving
bubba1239®
I like the move
dattiger05
The dad of a 2015 commit stopped by earlier today and
Tickled Orange
Hey its my turn! No its mine! Dabo likes me better than you!
JumboTiger
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I hope this isn't Billy Napier 2.0
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Re: New Story: Dabo made the right decision
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My first reaction was: "really?!". My initial
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