Tony Elliott is becoming quite popular these days.
It seems that with each and every coaching vacancy these days, the Clemson offensive coordinator’s name is at the very least mentioned as a possible candidate. He was mentioned as a possible candidate at Auburn and as a potential candidate for the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinators positions. He was even mentioned as a possibility to replace Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech if the Hokes had decided to let Fuente go.
Now he is being mentioned as a possible candidate to replace the fired Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee. First, let’s get this out of the way. The Vols are very likely looking at some harsh penalties after being found to have committed Level 1 and Level 2 recruiting infractions. The chances of Elliott wanting any part of that dumpster fire lie somewhere between slim and none and probably closer to none.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that Elliott’s name is starting to generate a ton of interest. He has always maintained that it would take the right opportunity to lure him away from Clemson. What the right job is, only Elliott knows, but the time is coming and probably sooner rather than later.
Fortunately for Clemson fans, Dabo Swinney is a coach that never stops planning ahead. He always has a plan in place and the plan here is likely that passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter would assume the offensive coordinator role whenever that time does come.
Streeter is well-versed in calling plays. He has ran successful offenses at Richmond and Liberty. Very successful offenses at that. When the day comes that Elliott does decide to move on, the Tigers will be in good hands if in fact it is Streeter who takes over the offense.