Elliott leading candidate to replace Powell - meets with Chad Morris


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As a senior Elliott caught 23 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown.

CLEMSON – TigerNet has learned that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is set to put the final piece in place for his coaching staff, and that former Clemson player Tony Elliott has emerged as the leading candidate to replace the running backs coach.

TigerNet has learned that contact has been made and one source has indicated that a hiring could happen shortly, with Elliott in the lead for the position. ALSO - Elliott is in the WestZone right now (1:43 p.m.) meeting with new offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

Elliott has spent the past three seasons coaching wide receivers at Furman.

Elliott is a native of James Island, S.C., and attended Air Force Prep for one year before turning down an appointment to the Air Force Academy to enroll at Clemson in January of 1999. After joining the Tiger program, he saw action as a member of special teams and at wide receiver, lettering all four years.  In 2003 he was selected team captain, a rare accomplishment for a former walk-on, and that same year was named Clemson’s most respected player in a poll of his teammates conducted by the Anderson Independent.

As a senior he caught 23 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown in helping Clemson to a 9-4 record that included a 27-14 Peach Bowl victory over nationally sixth-ranked Tennessee.

He twice captured CoSIDA Academic All-Distrist honors and in 2003 was presented both Clemson’s Hustle and Dedication Awards.  He graduated with degree in industrial engineering with a team high 3.55 grade point average and was the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Following his tenure at Clemson he worked two years with Michelin North America before accepting a position as wide receivers coach at South Carolina State in August of 2006.

He is married to the former Tamika Whitner of Spartanburg, S.C.

UPDATED: TigerNet spoke with Tony Elliott a few moments ago, and Elliott said "No comment" and that he has been instructed to not comment on the job and has also been instructed to not comment on what position if any he will coach at Clemson.

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Elliott leading candidate to replace running back coach
Crump®
a former WR as our new RB coach?...
TD Tigers
Do not quite get this one myself...***
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Re: a former WR as our new RB coach?...
rockthejohn
Re: a former WR as our new RB coach?...
TigerFanClint
Real estate agent/HC or WR coach/RB coach...
TigerGrad'93
it's the spread....the RBs will need some WR coaching***
MarineOneClemson®
Re: a former WR as our new RB coach?...
clemcubby100
People are puzzled by his lack of RB COACHING experience...
Razzmatazz
yeah, but can Tony Elliot talk like a Pirate ????
FLTiger87®
Re: a former WR as our new RB coach?...
Dugatiger®
Re: Elliott leading candidate for running back coach
Jim8015
Re: Elliott will coach rceivers with Scott moving to coach
29575tiger
From the article:
CUintulsa
two good hires and a head scratcher...
franc1968®
any chance scott is moving to running backs and elliot will
deadsolidperfect
Now THAT might make more sense...
RevDodd®
RB coach is normally one of your lead recruiters
striperfan
i can't say this is 'everywhere', but rb's and wr's work on
deadsolidperfect
Re: Elliott leading candidate for running back coach
MS Tiger
Re: Elliott leading candidate for running back coach
tiger r
Re: Elliott leading candidate for running back coach
SOLOS®
I'm sure he's a good christain man...
ClemBert
Re: I'm sure he's a good christain man...
allorangeallthetime52®
Setting up for release
tigerrh
Re: Setting up for release
SOLOS®
That is AWESOME for Clemson football!
JKT35
Big fan of this guy- he is an achiever
74TIGER
he was a hard-working WR***
mrgrant
he must be a heckuva recruiter....no reason other than that
El Tigre 1
Team Captain , Hustle and Dedication award,
clover65®
Re: Team Captain , Hustle and Dedication award,
RIcFlairWhoo23
Re: Team Captain , Hustle and Dedication award,
allorangeallthetime52®
Our RBs will be awesome catching balls out of the backfield!
tiger B
The coaching staff would def be getting smarter******
creatiger®
Looking at different RB coaches around the league
deleted
Good job nailing down some facts!***
AThomas®
And he's a James Island boy!!
WiseTiger
Mosquito Beach***
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Sol Legare Rd***
DT71®
Another questionable hire on the offensive side, no surprise***
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Tony Elliot is a great guy...would love to see him return to
clemsonsuzi®
He'll coach what and how Morriss tells him to***
tigerjebus
updated***
Crump®
Re: updated***
cobalt107
Re: Tony's IQ better than most on this site
BossRatler
Still thinking the Scott's may be gone and he will coach WR
TigerD4Him
Clemson must not have any money left
omaha_in_07

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