Advertisement

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Richmond coach Dave Clawson resigned Friday and accepted a job as Tennessee's offensive coordinator.
Clawson, who led the Spiders (11-3) to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals this season, steps up to the major college level and will work under coach Phillip Fulmer. After four years at Richmond, Clawson was ready to move to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
``This was always a goal professionally and a dream of mine,'' Clawson said. ``This is not the first phone call I've had for an opportunity like this, but this was the first one that excited me. I really believe Tennessee is one of the premier football programs in the country.''
Clawson replaces David Cutcliffe, who left Tennessee to take over as head coach at Duke.
Clawson is credited with re-energizing the Richmond program. After going 3-8 in 2004, the Spiders went 9-4 and made the playoffs the following year. This season, Richmond was beaten in the semifinals by eventual champion Appalachian State.
Tennessee officials planned to introduce the new coordinator on Saturday morning.
Clawson, a two-time Division I-AA coach of the year, also will coach quarterbacks, as Cutcliffe did for the Vols. He also spent five years coaching Fordham and was the offensive coordinator at Lehigh and Villanova, where he worked with Tennessee's new running backs coach Stan Drayton.
``His multiple offensive system using the talents of the players available to their fullest has been impressive,'' Fulmer said. ``He has a great passion for recruiting, which is important for Tennessee, and his experience as a head coach will serve us well.''

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Western Kentucky Season Win Total Prediction In Conference USA country, one school’s offensive attack stands a cut above the rest. We’re talking about a crew so brilliant that even video-game...
Thumbnail Navy Season Win Total Prediction   Collectively, Houston towered over the American Athletic Conference competition in 2016. In terms of individual prowess, though, nobody rivaled Navy’s Keenan Reynolds.
Thumbnail San Diego State Season Win Total Prediction Through the years, San Diego State fans have been privileged to watch extraordinary individual talents like Marshall Faulk and La’Roi Glover. Last season,...
Thumbnail Stanford Season Win Total Prediction After winning 12 games a year ago, is the Stanford Cardinal a good bet to win over their projected win total again in 2016?
Thumbnail Boise State Season Win Total Prediction A nine-win campaign is nothing about which to be embarrassed. For a program of Boise State’s ilk, though, 2015 ended in disappointment.
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages