Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier has permission to speak with his alma mater about its coaching vacancy. Napier was the Paladins quarterback from 1999-2002 and lead the team to the national championship game in 2003.
Napier joined the staff at Clemson full time in 2006 when he was hired as the tight ends coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2009 when Dabo Swinney replaced Tommy Bowden as the Tigers head coach.
Clemson has one of its best offensive seasons in school history last year but Napier has still taken heat from some Tigers fans because of his lack of experience and some anemic offensive performances in certain games.
The Furman job opened last week when Bobby Lamb announced that he would step down following his nine years leading the Paladins program. Lamb replaced Bobby Johnson when Johnson left for the Vanderbilt head coaching job.