Report: TCU is attempting to interview Clemson OC Tony Elliott for head coaching vacancy
TCU is targeting Clemson offensive coordinator for an interview for its vacant head coaching position, according to a report.
That’s per 247Sports’ Chris Hummer, who reports that Deion Sanders, Nevada coach Jay Norvell and Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore are also in the mix.
TCU parted ways with longtime head coach Gary Patterson earlier this week. The Horned Frogs are 3-5 overall this season and 1-4 in conference play.
Elliott has long been a potential head coaching candidate in recent years, but so far has decided to remain in charge of the Tigers’ offense. He’s been Clemson’s offensive coordinator since 2015. He’s been with the Tigers since 2011, originally as a running backs coach.
However, this would be a relatively unexpected move given Clemson’s struggles on offense this season. The Tigers rank dead last in the ACC in yards per play at 4.98. They’ve exceeded 21 points in a game just once vs. an FBS opponent this season, and it happened last week vs. Florida State.
Elliott also doesn’t have any ties to TCU job or that region in general. He played at Clemson and has been an assistant coach at South Carolina State and Furman.
Still, TCU could be an attractive landing spot for Elliott if he decides to pursue the opening.
Clemson faces Louisville on the road on Saturday.