Virginia has hired Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as its new head coach, the school announced Friday. Elliott had been at Clemson since 2011 when he joined his alma mater as the Tigers' running backs coach.
In late 2014, head coach Dabo Swinney promoted Elliott to co-offensive coordinator when he became the primary play-caller. Clemson's offense has had many issues in 2021, but this season is the first one with Elliott calling the plays that the Tigers missed out on the College Football Playoff.
Since assuming the co-offensive coordinator role in 2014, the Tigers have recorded an 89-10 record and ranked in the top 12 nationally in total offense. Clemson either led or ranked second in the ACC in total offense in five of his seven seasons as an offensive coordinator.