Clemson coordinators Tony Elliott (offense) and Brent Venables (defense) met with the media after the Tigers fifth spring practice, Wednesday.
Venables will enter his ninth fall as Clemson’s defensive coordinator and will be looking to integrate some inexperienced talent into a unit that surrendered just 13.5 points/game last season. The 2020 group will have a lot to live up to as Venables’ defenses have given up less than 14 points/game each of the last three seasons.
Elliott, a member of Clemson’s staff since 2011, is entering his first season as the lone offensive coordinator. Elliott won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach in 2017 and will have plenty of talent to work with in 2020. There will be some new faces on the offensive line and he will have to replace the production of departed wide receiver Tee Higgins, but returnersTrevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and Justyn Ross should again provide plenty of firepower.