Dabo Swinney reportedly shaking up Clemson coaching staff, promoting former Tigers standout
Dabo Swinney is reportedly making some staff changes ahead of spring practice.
Grace Raynor of The Athletic reports that Danny Pearman is moving to an off-field role after coaching tight ends and special teams. Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott will move from coaching running backs to tight ends while former Tiger running back standout C.J. Spiller will be promoted from graduate intern to RB coach.
A native of Lake Butler, Florida, Spiller played at Clemson from 2006-09. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2008 and 2009. Spiller was named ACC Player of the Year and a unanimous All-American in his final season. He has his number retired at Clemson.
Spiller was drafted No. 9 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Spiller recorded 3,451 rushing yards, 1,484 receiving yards, 2,056 return yards and 23 total touchdowns in a pro career that lasted until 2017. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012.
Swinney’s squad finished 10-2 in 2020, winning the ACC with a 34-10 conference title game victory over Notre Dame. The Tigers entered the College Football Playoff with the No. 2 seed and fell to No. 3 Ohio State, 49-28, in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Clemson opens the 2021 season against Georgia in Charlotte.
The new list of hires/title changes could be released as early as early next week once a few more things are finalized.
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) January 15, 2021