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Clemson OC Tony Elliott to miss College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Ohio State due to COVID-19 protocols


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#When #No. 2 #Clemson takes on #No. 3 #Ohio #State in the #Sugar #Bowl on #Friday in a #College #Football #Playoff semifinal matchup, it will be without offensive coordinator and running backs coach #Tony #Elliott. The school announced on #Wednesday that #Elliott will be unavailable for the game and did not travel with the team to #New #Orleans due to COVID-19 protocols.

The university did not say who would call the offensive plays for the #Tigers, though #Pete #Thamel of #Yahoo #Sports reports that QB coach and passing game coordinator #Brandon #Streeter could handle the responsibilities.

#Elliott serves as the primary play-caller for a #Tigers offense that is third nationally with 44.9 points per game, and he’s earned the respect as one of the finest offensive minds in the game. #Quarterback #Trevor #Lawrence, the presumed #No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL #Draft, is also one of four #Heisman #Trophy finalists. #Running back #Travis #Etienne will leave the program as the ACC’s all-time leading rusher.

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A longtime assistant for the #Tigers under #Dabo #Swinney, #Elliott was the 2017 #Broyles #Award winner for top assistant coach in college football. #Because of #Clemson’s on-field success, he’s also started to garner interest from other jobs, and was briefly connected to the #Auburn vacancy before #Bryan #Harsin was hired away from #Boise #State.

The #Sugar #Bowl semifinal between the #Tigers and #Buckeyes kicks off on #Friday at 8 p.m. ET.





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