Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott explains why he will go with junior C.J. Fuller at running back when the fifth-ranked Tigers run the first-team offense on to the field on Sept. 2 against Kent State.
Fuller’s position coach and Clemson’s co-offensive coordinator said on Thursday Fuller was the most consistent of the three players vying for the job and thus earned the right to get the first carry for the 2017 season. Fuller beat out sophomore Tavien Feaster and junior Adam Choice for the job.
“All three of those guys are ready to play and realistically anyone of them can go out there and be the starter,” Elliott said following practice. “But C.J. was the most consistent one throughout the course of camp and I felt like he did lay his claim as being the first guy to run out.”
Watch more of Elliott’s interview with the media following Thursday’s practice on TCITV: