Clemson could have a brand new offensive coordinator in 2023.
The workforce introduced Thursday it had parted methods with offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter after he was the workforce’s major play caller for only one season. Streeter grew to become the workforce’s offensive coordinator after Tony Elliott was employed to be the top coach at Virginia.
Clemson’s offense infamously struggled at occasions in 2022 because the Tigers didn’t make the College Football Playoff for a second straight season and completed the season at 11-3. QB D.J. Uiagalelei took a step ahead after a tough 2021 season however nonetheless had an inconsistent yr. Uiagalelei averaged lower than seven yards an try and accomplished just below 62% of his passes.
“As the chief of this program, I’m accountable for our workers and accountable for our outcomes, and although we took a step ahead offensively in 2022, after evaluating our offense in-depth, I felt it was in one of the best curiosity of our program to hunt new management at that place,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney mentioned in a press release. “These selections are by no means straightforward, however it’s my job to guage and assess each a part of our program yearly, and this was simply the precise time to make a change.”
“I look ahead to bringing in a dynamic, confirmed chief at offensive coordinator with the precise objective of assembly — and elevating — the usual of excellence that has been established at Clemson. I passionately consider in our workers and within the younger males in our program and am excited in regards to the alternative to see them develop much more in 2023.”
That dynamic and confirmed chief may very well be TCU’s Garrett Riley. According to Rivals’ Tiger Illustrated and different experiences, the Horned Frogs’ offensive coordinator is about to be Clemson’s new play-caller. TCU made it to the nationwide title recreation on the energy of an offense that was able to an enormous play at almost any level throughout the common season.
Clemson scored simply 14 factors in its first lack of the season at Notre Dame in November and the passing recreation was depressing within the 31-30 loss to South Carolina that knocked the Tigers out of playoff rivalry for good. Uiagalelei was simply 8-of-29 passing for 99 yards in that recreation.
Uiagalelei was benched throughout the ACC title recreation and freshman QB Cade Klubnik took over because the Tigers rolled North Carolina. Uiagalelei introduced shortly after the sport that he would switch and Klubnik began the Orange Bowl loss to Tennessee.
The play-calling within the 31-14 loss to the Volunteers put a ton on Klubnik’s shoulders. He threw 54 passes and likewise rushed the ball 20 occasions. Star operating again Will Shipley had simply 17 carries.
If and when Riley turns into Clemson’s offensive coordinator, he would be the first outdoors rent at offensive coordinator in Dabo Swinney’s tenure. Before turning into the workforce’s sole offensive coordinator, Elliott shared the position with former South Florida coach Jeff Scott from 2015-19.
Before he was Clemson’s offensive coordinator in 2022, Streeter was the passing recreation coordinator for 2 seasons after serving because the recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2014. Overall, he spent 15 seasons at Clemson.
Riley, the youthful brother of USC coach Lincoln Riley, spent one season at TCU below coach Sonny Dykes. He was with Dykes for 2 seasons at SMU in 2020 and 2021. His rent will probably be an offensive philosophy shift for the Tigers as they give the impression of being to get again into the stratosphere Georgia presently occupies. The Clemson protection has remained stout over the previous two seasons, however the Tigers have been out of the CFP image due to the offense. We’ll see if that modifications shortly with a brand new play-caller and a full season of Klubnik at QB.
Brandon Streeter beforehand served as Clemson’s passing recreation coordinator earlier than turning into offensive coordinator forward of the 2022 season. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)