Multiple reports surfacing on social media Thursday evening have revealed that Clemson is set to hire TCU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley. Clemson parted with former offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter earlier today. Riley, who came to TCU with head coach Sonny Dykes, received the 2022 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant this season.
#Clemson is set to hire #TCU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley to be its next OC, after firing Brandon Streeter today, sources tell @ClowESPN and me. A deal could be finalized shortly. Riley won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach this season.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 12, 2023
Riley turned around a Horned Frog offense that finished as one of the best units in the Big 12 Conference this season. TCU tied for ninth in the nation with Oregon in scoring offense, averaging 38.8 points per game. The Horned Frogs scored 582 offensive points this season, which ranks third in the nation behind only Georgia (616) and Tennessee (599). Riley also served as the quarterbacks coach at TCU, where he helped senior Max Duggan turn his career around and finish as a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Duggan also received the 2022 Davey O’Brien Award and the 2022 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award this season.
In addition to Garrett Riley as OC, I’ve been told former USF coach Jeff Scott (who bleeds orange) is going to serve in an analyst and recruiting role at Clemson as well.— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) January 12, 2023
Dabo Swinney couldn’t have played this hand any better.
Riley’s departure will leave the Horned Frogs with vacancies for the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach positions. Clemson will be looking to turn around an offense that sputtered under Streeter and quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei during the 2022 season. The Tigers finished 30th in scoring (33.2 points per game), 47th in rushing (177.93 yards per game) and 66th in passing (232.4 yards per game). Riley will be tasked with helping develop freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik, who became Clemson’s starting signal caller late in the season.
Clemson is targeting TCU OC & reigning Broyles Award winner Garrett Riley as its next OC, sources tell @SINow. Deal not finalized, but it would be a whopper of a hire for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 12, 2023
The team parted with OC Brandon Streeter earlier today.
Riley will be the second TCU assistant to depart from the staff during this offseason cycle. Arizona State hired former analyst and recruiting coordinator Bryan Carrington last month.