Report: Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott expected to finalize deal with Virginia
Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott is expected to become the next head coach at Virginia, according to a report.
That’s per Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel, who notes that a deal could be finalized soon.
Sources: Tony Elliott is expected to be the next coach at Virginia. A deal should be finalized in the near future.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 10, 2021
This news comes after days of speculation that deal between Elliott and Virginia had collapsed. The Cavaliers briefly spoke with Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis in recent days, according to reports.
Elliott joins Virginia after a decade of being on Dabo Swinney’s staff at Clemson. He’s been the Tigers’ offensive coordinator or co-offensive coordinator since 2015.
For the Tigers, this comes at a time of major transition. Clemson has already lost defensive coordinator Brent Venables to Oklahoma and athletic director Dan Radakovich to Miami in recent days. Each of those men have played a part in Clemson’s rise over the last decade.
Clemson will also need to salvage its 2022 recruiting class in the coming days. The Tigers currently have just 12 commitments with the Early Signing Period set to begin in less than a week.