Clemson Football: Jeff Scott set to take USF coaching job

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Clemson football Co-Offensive Coordinator is reportedly set to move south to take over the head-coaching position at USF.

Longtime Clemson football assistant Jeff Scott will be moving on from the program pending official board approvals and contract agreements, according to reports.

Scott, the Co-Offensive Coordinator for the Tigers, will reportedly be filling the head-coaching vacancy at the University of South Florida.

Scott was not made available to the media following Clemson’s 62-17 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in the ACC Championship and has been in conversation with USF Athletic Director Michael Kelly.

According to The Clemson Insider, Dabo Swinney told the team Sunday that Scott would be heading to South Florida. There is a meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday to officially announce the move.

Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Scott wanted the USF position when it was open back in 2016, but the Bulls elected to go a different direction.

The rumored plan for Clemson football as the Tigers move forward is for Brandon Streeter to take over Scott’s Co-Offensive Coordinator duties and Kyle Richardson to move into the Wide Receivers Coach role.

Most Clemson football fans are familiar with Streeter, who has been an excellent recruiter and QBs coach for the Tigers, but many may not know much about Richardson. He was hired as a Senior Offensive Assistant a few years ago after a successful tenure as the coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC.

As we look at this loss, it’s certainly not one that should be taken lightly. Scott has been an integral part of the rise of the Clemson football program and hasn’t just been a great coach, he’s been a world-class recruiter and developer of talent.

Scott will truly be missed by the Tiger program, but it’s clear that Dabo Swinney has a plan in place and is staying ahead of the curb by promoting from within.

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It will be interesting to see if Scott will stay on staff through the CFB Playoff or if he will move on before the Tigers take on Ohio State. At this point, it’s expected for him to remain with Clemson through the rest of the postseason.