Clemson eyes Caldwell for line
CLEMSON -- Clemson is interested in hiring former Vanderbilt coach Robbie Caldwell to coach the offensive line, according to reports. A source said nothing was official Friday evening, though Caldwell is believed to have spoken about the position Friday. Georgia is also thought to be interested in Caldwell and has more resources as a cash-rich SEC program.
If Clemson hired Caldwell, Tigers offensive line coach Brad Scott would assume an administrative role.
Caldwell, a Furman graduate and Pageland native, has coached offensive lines at Furman, N.C. State, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. He was the head coach at Vanderbilt last season.
Caldwell was first linked to Clemson last month.
Scott has come under criticism by fans for Clemson's offensive line performance and development of players, though Clemson's line was respectable from a sacks allowed total the last two seasons.
Four players enroll early
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced the arrival of four early signees on Friday, including two quarterbacks, a position where Clemson is thin.
A pair of three-star rated quarterbacks, Tony McNeal of Chester and Cole Stoudt of Dublin, Ohio, have enrolled and are eligible to participate in spring practice. The head start is critical as Clemson has little quarterback depth beyond Tajh Boyd since Kyle Parker is embarking on a baseball-only path.
McNeal is a dual-threat quarterback and could fit well in Chad Morris' system.
Defensive ends Corey Crawford, a four-star prospect out of Columbus, Ga., and Joe Gore of Waccamaw, N.C., also enrolled early.
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