The Clemson Tigers have been one the powerhouses of college football over the last decade, playing in four national championship games and winning two of them.
Meanwhile, TCU is coming off its first appearance in a national title game in school history, and was overpowered by college football’s newest juggernaut: the Georgia Bulldogs.
After the 65-7 drudging, it was clear that there is still quite a gap between TCU and the top dogs in college football, but Clemson is more than capable of playing with college football’s best, based solely on talent alone. Now, it appears that TCU might be losing its top asset outside of head coach Sonny Dykes.
According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, TCU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley has been targeted by the Tigers and is set to become the new play-caller in Clemson, South Carolina.
According to Dellenger’s latest tweet, Clemson expects Riley to arrive tonight and will be officially announced as the new offensive coordinator by the university tomorrow.
Riley was the recipient of the 2022 Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. His unit ranked ninth in scoring offense (38.8 ppg) and 27th in total offense (455.0 ypg) and was a major part of TCU’s 13-2 season. Riley’s loss is a massive one, as he has served as Sonny Dykes’ play-caller since 2020.
The hunt for an offensive coordinator is on in Fort Worth and it will be an interesting story to follow in the coming weeks.