November 26, 2015

Clemson closes in on a new defensive backs coach (AUDIO)

Mike Reed

Clemson will hire N.C. State’s defensive backs coach Mike Reed as its new defensive backs coach. The news is being reported by several media outlets. Dabo Swinney was about Reed after practice Friday, but was unable to elaborate because the school is still crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s, and conducting the background check on Reed.

“I can’t comment anything on any personnel decisions right now, only thing I can tell ya’ll is I’m really excited about the direction we are going to go in,” Swinney said. There’s a process you have to honor and respect from a University standpoint before I can make any type of comments or official hires or anything like that. But I do think we are going to have a great guy on board sooner rather than later.”

AUDIO: Swinney on hire [:31]

Reed will replace Charlie Harbison, who left to take the same job at Auburn. He played a Boston College and joined the N.C. State staff in 2007 with Tom O’Brien. The Wolfpack set a school record with 27 interceptions in 2011.

You can listen to Dabo’s comments about his soon to be filled DB coaching slot along with his other thoughts on his team’s bowl prep for LSU below.

AUDIO: Dabo Swinney updates team [8:00]


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  1. Tate Rhater says:

    Isn’t this the same DB coach who couldn’t figure out how to cover Potkins and Dropkins? I thought he had an All-American in Amerson, but still couldn’t get it done…