Clemson reportedly targets internal replacement for athletic director Dan Radakovich
Clemson is expected to promote deputy AD Graham Neff to its athletic director role “in the near future,” according to a report.
That’s per Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel, who notes that Neff will be replacing longtime AD Dan Radakovich. Miami is expected to formally announce the hiring of Radakovich on Thursday.
Sources: Clemson AD Dan Radakovich is officially leaving for Miami on Thursday, as others have reported. As @yahoosports reported on Saturday, Clemson is expected to promote deputy AD Graham Neff to the head AD position in the near future.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 8, 2021
Radakovich’s departure punctuates what could be a historic transition period for Clemson. The Tigers have already lost longtime defensive coordinator Brent Venables (Oklahoma) and could soon lose offensive coordinator Tony Elliott (Virginia).
Radakovich, Venables and Elliott have been mainstays in Dabo Swinney’s program for the last decade. Now, they will each have to be replaced within the span of one offseason.
As for Radakovich’s replacement, Neff is also a longtime Clemson staffer. He’s been with the Tigers since 2013 and has worked closely with Radakovich on several important projects over the years, per his Clemson bio. He’s a Georgia Tech graduate who also has experience in the private sector.
There is no known timetable for Neff to be officially named to this role.