Report: Clemson to hire TCU's Riley as OC after firing Streeter
Clemson is set to hire TCU's Garrett Riley after parting with first-year offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low.
The Tigers announced that they wouldn't bring back Streeter on Thursday.
The 46-year-old spent nearly 15 full seasons with the Tigers as a player, graduate assistant, and, most recently, as a full-time assistant coach.
"As the leader of this program, I am accountable for our staff and accountable for our results, and though we took a step forward offensively in 2022, after evaluating our offense in depth, I felt it was in the best interest of our program to seek new leadership at that position," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement.
"These decisions are never easy, but it is my job to evaluate and assess every part of our program every year, and this was just the right time to make a change."
Clemson finished with an 11-3 record that was punctuated by a blowout loss to Tennessee in the Orange Bowl. The offense came under fire during the season with DJ Uiagalelei as the Tigers' starting quarterback. He ultimately transferred, committing to continue his career with Oregon State.
As TCU's offensive coordinator, Riley helped the Horned Frogs average 38.8 points per game (ninth in the country) on their way to winning the Big 12 title and appearing in the national championship game. Riley won the 2022 Broyles Award recognizing the best assistant in college football.
Streeter had served as a quarterbacks coach at Clemson since 2014. He was promoted to the coordinator role ahead of the 2022 season after his predecessor, Tony Elliott, left to become head coach at Virginia.
Swinney called Streeter's promotion in 2021 a "no-brainer" based on his previous work with Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence, according to 247 Sports' Dean Straka.
The Tigers ranked 30th in the country in points per game (33.2) and were rated 48th nationally in total offense with 410.3 yards per contest.