Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph is leaving the program to join the Alabama program. The Tuscaloosa News first reported the hiring Tuesday morning. Rumph will replace defensive line coach Bo Davis who left to coach defensive tackles at Texas.
Rumph just completed his fifth season at Clemson. He coached current NFL players Phillip Merling and Ricky Sapp as well as the late Gaines Adams. And his most recent produce, Da’Quan Bowers, is expected to be a top five pick in this spring’s draft.
Rumph’s departure leaves three openings on the Clemson staff. Sunday head coach Dabo Swinney fired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Billy Napier and running backs coach and special teams coordinator Andre Powell.