Changing of the Guard

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Jeff Scott will coach receivers and be the co-offensive coordinator next season

CLEMSON – Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Asst. Coach (WR) / Recruiting Coord.
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’s final class as recruiting coordinator was a good one, and now he passes the torch to new quarterbacks coach and former Clemson quarterback Brandon StreeterBrandon Streeter
Quarterback Coach
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Streeter was hired in December following Scott and running backs coach Tony ElliottTony Elliott
Assistant Coach / Running Backs
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’s promotions to co-offensive coordinators. Streeter will take over the position of recruiting coordinator, and he has a tough act to follow in Scott after the Tigers landed a top five recruiting class.

Scott’s time as recruiting coordinator has seen the Tigers reel in some top shelf talent. He saved the best for last, however, as the Tigers finished with the nation’s number four overall class according to ESPN.

Next up for the Tigers is Streeter – Streeter comes to Clemson after serving three seasons (2012-14) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Richmond. Streeter was a three-time letterman at Clemson from 1997-99. He was Clemson’s starting quarterback the last two years. He played just eight games due to injury as a senior in 1999, helping Tommy BowdenTommy Bowden
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’s first Clemson team to a Peach Bowl bid. He passed for 1,466 yards that season, and when he graduated he had broken or tied 11 Tiger records during his career, passing for 3,506 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Scott said he will gladly turn the title of to Streeter.

“This is my last year in the recruiting coordinator title. I'm one that has always loved recruiting from a very early age,” Scott told the media last week. “Some people do it because it's part of the job. I do it because I love it. I can remember December, 2008 Billy Napier was the recruiting coordinator and getting ready to become offensive coordinator. He walked across the hall and had all of these big baskets full of videos and charts and maps and kind of threw it on my desk and said, 'good luck,' and kind of smiled as he walked out. I told Coach Streeter how times have changed. Seven years later, I'm going to walk across and hand Coach Streeter a little jump drive today that has everything he needs. He's going to do great.”

Scott said that while Streeter will be in charge of the day-to-day operations, it takes and entire staff to put together a stellar recruiting class.

“I'm looking forward to him taking over later today. He's very detailed-oriented and a great coach and a great communicator that has a passion for Clemson,” Scott said. “Sometimes I think the recruiting coordinator probably gets too much credit. A lot of fans think that the recruiting coordinator recruits everybody and that's not the case. We're the ones in the background watching and managing things.

“We're just a small piece of that. I do feel like we have one of the best recruiting staffs and operations in the country. It starts with the big three - President Jim Clements, AD Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich
Director of Athletics
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and head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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. It takes over 200 people to make a day like today happen. There are over two hundred people that touch these prospects at some point in the recruiting process. It starts with our players. Our players are our best recruiters.”

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