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