Report: Clemson hires new QB coach
|2014-12-08 10:35:15.0- -||
Clemson has hired former Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter as its new quarterback coach according to multiple reports.
However, according to TigerNet sources, the final deal and background checks have not been completed therefore there will be no hiring announcement until those steps have taken place.
Streeter was formerly the offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach at Richmond (2012-2014) where the Spiders' averaged 31 points a game this season and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs.
His impressive resume also includes working at Liberty (2006-2011) andwas also a graduate assistant working on the offense at Clemson from 2004-2005 and worked on the Charleston Southern staff from 2002-2003.
Streeter was also the starting quarterback at Clemson from (1996-1999). For his Clemson playing career (26 games), he was 294 for 519 for 3504 yards and 17 touchdowns with 11 Clemson records.
This football staff hiring will more than likely be the last big hire of the year.
Streeter's Richmond Bio:
Brandon Streeter begins his third year as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Richmond in 2014 after serving six years under head coach Danny Rocco at Liberty.
"Brandon was part of my original staff at Liberty," said Rocco. "He coached our quarterbacks all six years and had three different quarterbacks earn all-conference selection. He was primarily responsible for our offensive production and firepower. He is a well-respected coach with a bright future."
Under Streeter's guidance, the Richmond offense set every single-game, season and career school record for passing in 2013. In total, six game, eight season and one career offensive record was broken. In the CAA rankings, the Spiders led the league in passing offense (328.2) and were second in total offense (441.4).
WR Ben Edwards and OL Austin Gund earned First-Team All-CAA records, WR Stephen Barnette, FB Seth Fisher were named second-team while QB Michael Strauss was named Third-Team All-CAA.
Streeter immediately made an impact during his first season at Richmond, as the Spider offense was one of the best in the country. In 2012, the team ranked 20th in the nation in passing offense (271.2) and 21st in scoring offense (33.2). The Spiders also led the nation in turnover margin (+22), as the offense only committed 10 turnovers all season.
Individually in 2012, the Spider offense saw five players earn All-CAA recognition, while FB Kendall Gaskins and TE Kevin Finney were honored as All-Americans.
In 2011, Liberty led the Big South in passing yards and pass efficiency and finished second in scoring offense and total yards, averaging 35.9 points per game and 426.5 yards per game. The Flames were eighth in the nation in scoring and No. 20 in total offense.
In 2010, Liberty averaged 36.45 points per game, a better mark than in 2009 when the Flames led the nation in scoring at 36.36 points per game. The Flames were No. 3 in the country in scoring offense and No. 2 in total offense (459.91 total offensive yards per game) in '10.
One of Liberty's top offensive weapons in 2010 was quarterback Mike Brown. He became the first quarterback in program history to pass for 200 or more yards in 11-straight games, while finishing the year ranked No. 1 nationally in total offense (346.36 average total offensive yards per game).
Brown's main target throughout the year was wide receiver Chris Summers, who earned All-America honors by setting new program single-season standards in total receiving yards (1,081) and receiving touchdowns (15).
Training individual talent was commonplace for Streeter at Liberty. Under his tutelage, quarterback Brock Smith had the fifth-most successful season by a sophomore quarterback in school history in 2006, throwing for 1,376 yards. Smith also ranked among the Top 40 quarterbacks in the nation in passing efficiency (38th/126.71).
Liberty's quarterbacks finished the 2006 campaign by throwing merely five interceptions to set a new school record. The previous mark was nine interceptions reached on three different occasions (1994, 1995 and 1999).
In 2007, Smith continued to excel under Streeter, becoming Liberty's first quarterback since 2000 to pass for 2,000 yards (2,226). The southpaw also threw for 19 touchdowns, the fourth most TDs passes by a quarterback in program history.
Streeter also helped Smith hone his passing skills, enabling the junior to finish the year ranked No. 7 in the nation in passing efficiency (157.42), while helping Liberty shatter a program record for scoring (469 points) and rank No. 3 in the country in points scored per game (42.6).
In 2008, Streeter helped guide Smith to the best season of his career, as the lefty threw for 2,620 yards and 19 touchdowns, becoming the first Liberty quarterback in more than a decade to surpass the 2,000-yard mark in consecutive seasons. Smith's passing efficiency mark ranked No. 4 nationally (161.79), as he completed 64.4 percent of his pass attempts.
Smith finished his days at Liberty ranking first in career passing efficiency (148.1), a mark that is over 15 points higher than Robby Justino's second-place ranking (132.6). Smith also now ranks second in completion percentage (60.0) and touchdown passes (50) and third in passing yards (7,036).
Streeter came to Liberty after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Clemson for two years. Streeter is no stranger to the Tigers' program as he was a three-year letterwinner at Clemson (1997-99), serving as its starting quarterback during his junior and senior seasons.
Streeter broke or tied 11 Clemson records during his career, throwing for 3,506 yards and 17 touchdowns. He ranks seventh in school history in passing yardage and fifth in completion percentage (56.6 percent, 294-for-519).
Streeter set a single-game school record by passing for 343 yards against Virginia in 1999 and set a school record for 300-yard passing games in a career. He also set the Clemson single-season completion rate record by completing 63.1 percent of his pass attempts in 1999.
A three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, Streeter became Clemson's inaugural winner of the Brandon Streeter Award in 1999, which is annually given to a student-athlete who has succeeded athletically despite a physical injury.
Streeter served as an assistant coach at Charleston Southern for two years. In 2002, Streeter served as the Buccaneers' quarterbacks coach, while he made the move to running backs coach and recruiting coordinator in 2003.
Streeter also played professionally as a member of the Carolina Cobras, an Arena Football League team, during the spring and summer in 2001.
Prior to attending Clemson, Streeter was a standout quarterback at Gettysburg High School in Gettysburg, Pa. He threw for over 4,000 yards during his junior and senior seasons, helping lead the team to a combined 22-3 overall record over the two years.
Streeter earned his bachelor's degree in health science from Clemson in 1999 and a master's degree in human resource development from Clemson in 2001.
The native of Gettysburg, Pa., is married to the former Ashleigh Foard. The couple has two children, Chamberlin Brooke and Foard Michael, who they welcomed on May 10, 2010.
2012-Present (Third year): Richmond (OC, QB)
2006-2011 (6 years): Liberty (QB, OC)
2004-05 (2 years): Clemson (GA)
2002-03 (2 years): Charleston Southern (QB, RB, RC)
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