Tony Elliott weighs in on Gamecocks firing Muschamp, his head coaching future


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Elliott says he gets frustrated this time of year when reports mention his name.
Elliott says he gets frustrated this time of year when reports mention his name.

Tony Elliott is no stranger to the coaching rumors carousel and the Broyles Award winner has already had his name mentioned in relation to the opening at rival South Carolina.

The Clemson grad, as he has at this point in time in recent years, says his sole focus is on the Tigers.

"This is the time of year where I get frustrated just because my name is thrown out there and you guys know, hopefully my track record speaks for itself," Elliott said when asked about the opening on a media Zoom call Monday, "and that I’m focused on these players and the staff right here. They’ve been too good for me to even consider any other jobs at this time.

"So right now, I’m focusing on Clemson and being the best that I can be. As we started this conversation we’ve got some things we’ve got to clean up offensively. That’s my focus right now."

When asked about the South Carolina job, Elliott first offered his thoughts on what their program is going through now internally.

"First and foremost, you feel for Coach (Will) Muschamp and you feel for all those coaches," he said. "I’ve said it before it’s a coaching fraternity. I went through it when I was at Furman where we got fired and there is so much uncertainty and unknown. You start to question yourself. That’s not a good situation for anybody and think about the players.

"The players went there to play for him. They’re invested, they’re invested in him and they are invested in the program. And, you know, it’s been it’s been a crazy year. So I don’t know all the details surrounding that. But definitely my heart goes out to the coaches and the players because, again, this wasn’t what they were working towards. They were working towards a different outcome."

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spacer TNET: Tony Elliott weighs in on Gamecocks firing Muschamp, his head coaching future
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spacer Wow, reading between the lines it sounds like he is
GWPTiger®
spacer He gone.***
tiger_swimmer®
spacer ... gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday ...***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Just how far gone are u gonna be !!!
Boat Drinks®
spacer Re: He gone.***
BloodbeOrange®
spacer Agreed, he left absolutely no doubt***
cutigerbob®
spacer Re: Agreed, he left absolutely no doubt***
ZeeGantt®
spacer Re: Agreed, he left absolutely no doubt***
Boat Drinks®
spacer Re: Agreed, he left absolutely no doubt***
ZeeGantt®
spacer Re: Agreed, he left absolutely no doubt***
Boat Drinks®
spacer Re: Wow, reading between the lines it sounds like he is
ddclemson
spacer Well our offense can't even get a first down when it matters
Caddie
spacer Do they even understand the concept of a first down?***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: Wow, reading between the lines it sounds like he is
Carlsbad®
spacer Re: Wow, reading between the lines it sounds like he is
HumbleServant®
spacer I must have read a different article. It sounded
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: I must have read a different article. It sounded
Boat Drinks®
spacer Wow, you got that out of those comments? I took those
civil engr®
spacer Not necessarily at all - this is typical "coachspeak" for...
Tiger77
spacer Re: Not necessarily at all - this is typical "coachspeak" for...
TigerKAT84
spacer Re: Wow, reading between the lines it sounds like he is
leftie
spacer He's ready to take the next level if a job is offer.***
NCLakeTiger
spacer Naah. USC is my guess. NOT UofSC
Jordan Hall
spacer Re: Naah. USC is my guess. NOT UofSC
catfan®
spacer Re: TNET: Tony Elliott weighs in on Gamecocks firing Muschamp, his head coaching future
CUnext
spacer Does anyone know Elliott’s BMI?***
Francis Marion®
spacer He is NOT going to UofSC and he is NEVER going to UofSC.
Matthetiger®
spacer Don't see Elliot
tigertank
spacer Re: Don't see Elliot
catfan®
spacer Wrong answer, Coach Elliott.
Judge Keller®
spacer Not a good fit culturally !!!
BigCUFan®
spacer I think what he was really saying is, "I know this Former OC
Mike28712
spacer You people...! Nothing in that article
Spillerfan
spacer Re: You people...! Nothing in that article
Tig3rman12
spacer Re: You people...! Nothing in that article
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