Clemson Legend Joins Tigers Coaching Staff
Clemson Tigers legend C.J. Spiller has just taken the next step in his football career. The 33-year-old running back officially made the leap to coaching on Tuesday, being announced by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney as a new graduate assistant coach.
Spiller is pursuing his masters in athletic leadership, and as a graduate assistant he will be working in an unpaid coaching role.
This is a huge addition for the Tigers, as Spiller remains arguably the greatest running back in school history. And the only back that can really give him any competition on that claim? Travis Etienne, who now gets to learn under Spiller's tutelage.
Spiller's 4,967 yards from scrimmage from 2006 to 2009 are still the most for any player in school history. It should only take Etienne a couple of games to pass Spiller, however, as he's already in second place at 4,605.
As of Wednesday, the ACC plans to play football in the fall. Assuming that happens, Clemson sits as heavy -350 favorites to win the conference in 2020, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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