UT Interviews Richmond Coach Clawson

University of Richmond head football coach Dave Clawson is the latest candidate to interview for Tennessee’s vacant offensive coordinator position, sources told the News Sentinel.

Clawson spent Monday in Knoxville interviewing with UT coach Phillip Fulmer, the third known candidate to interview for the job since David Cutcliffe left Dec. 15 to become Duke’s head coach.

Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence and San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti also interviewed for the job.

Spence told reporters he’d remain at Clemson shortly before the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and Cal named Cignetti its offensive coordinator Sunday.

UT also spoke with former assistant Kippy Brown, who has since been promoted from wide receivers coach to passing game coordinator by the Detroit Lions.

Clawson, 40, has been with the Spiders since 2004.

A phone call to Clawson’s office went unanswered Monday evening.

Prior to joining Richmond, Clawson was the head coach for five seasons at Fordham and offensive coordinator at Villanova for three seasons. While at Villanova, he coached Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook.

In the last two seasons at Richmond, the Spiders’ offense has set a school record with 8,817 total yards.

This season, Richmond finished 11-3, losing to eventual national champion Appalachian State 55-35 in the playoffs.

Richmond’s rushing offense averaged 234.6 yards per game and ranked 12th in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivison (formerly Division I-AA).

The Spiders were 16th in scoring offense with an average of nearly 35 points a game, however they ranked 84th in passing offense with 170.8 yards per game.

Story Courtesy: http://www.govolsxtra.com

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