By Will Vandervort.
The Clemson Insider learned through sources Monday morning that former Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter will be the Tigers’ new quarterbacks coach.
Streeter’s name has been linked at the top of head coach Dabo Swinney’s list since former offensive coordinator Chad Morris took the head coach job at SMU last Monday. Streeter’s hiring will complete Swinney’s offensive coaching staff.
The former Clemson standout just finished his third season at Richmond under head coach Danny Rocco. He also served on Rocco’s staff at Liberty for six seasons before that.
Under Streeter’s guidance, the Richmond offense set every single-game, season and career school record for passing in 2013. In total, six-game, eight-season and one-career offensive record was broken.
In the CAA rankings, the Spiders led the league in passing offense (328.2) and were second in total offense (441.4).
At Liberty, Streeter’s offenses and quarterbacks also set team- and conference-records. Before that he was a graduate assistant at Clemson, and was the quarterbacks, running backs and recruiting coordinator at Charleston Southern prior to coming to Clemson.
As a player, Streeter was one of the toughest quarterbacks the Tigers have ever had as he played through injury and pain often while setting or tying 11 Clemson records during his career. He threw for 3,506 yards and 17 touchdowns overall.
Streeter set a single-game record by passing for 343 yards against Virginia in 1999 and set a school record for 300-yard passing games in a career as well. He also set the Clemson single-season completion rate record by completing 63.1 percent of his pass attempts in 1999.
A three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, Streeter became Clemson’s inaugural winner of the Brandon Streeter Award in 1999, which is annually given to a student-athlete who has succeeded athletically despite a physical injury.