Clemson’s Tony Elliott and Brent Venables are talked about as head teaching candidates close to the tip of each school soccer season.
This 12 months it’s taking place a little bit sooner than regular.
South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday, and Elliott and Venables have appeared on lists as attainable replacements.
CBS Sports activities mentioned Elliott as a guy South Carolina may have curiosity in. Whereas Yahoo! Sports referred to Elliott and Venables as coaches who could be considered.
The assistants, starting with Elliott, had been requested Monday if they’d have curiosity within the USC job.
“That is the time of 12 months once I get annoyed, simply because my title will get thrown on the market, and also you guys know, hopefully my monitor file speaks for itself, I’m targeted on these gamers and this employees proper right here. They’ve been too good for me to even take into account some other jobs at the moment,” Elliott stated. “So proper now, I’m specializing in Clemson, being one of the best that I could be.”
Elliott has been open and honest in the past in stating that he has aspirations of becoming a head coach. However he has additionally made it clear that he doesn’t need to be a distraction for this system throughout a season.
It’s troublesome to stability the 2. Faculties need to rent coaches as quickly as attainable because of the early signing interval in December.
“I don’t reply my cellphone, to be trustworthy with you,” Elliott stated of how he balances the 2. “And I simply am clear with individuals, and I inform them, ‘Hey, look, that is who I’m. I’m specializing in what I’m doing.’ Keep off of the Twitter stuff. Sort of remind my household, ‘Hey, don’t say something, convey me up, simply let or not it’s.’ As a result of once more, it’s about Clemson. It’s about these younger males. We’re in 2020. These guys have invested a lot throughout this pandemic, and it could be actually egocentric.
“There can be a time and a spot, however proper now it’s November 16th. We’ve gotta bounce again and we’ve gotta give attention to the most important sport of the 12 months, which is Florida State.”
Venables echoed Elliott’s feedback in stating that his focus proper now’s on Clemson’s sport this weekend.
“Whether or not or not sooner or later in time you need to be a head coach sooner or later, proper now your focus is all on Florida State and preparing for that,” Venables stated.
Each Clemson assistants additionally spoke in regards to the ache they really feel for South Carolina’s gamers and coaches who’re going by way of a training change in the midst of a season.
“It’s horrible. It’s a part of the career, which you are feeling horrible for anyone, whether or not it’s your rival or not,” Venables stated. “There’s plenty of displacement that takes place. Lots of people are affected, beginning with the gamers in this system. And definitely all of the assist employees and the teaching employees and their households.”
Elliott was part of a training change in 2010 when he was on employees at Furman and head coach Bobby Lamb resigned after a disappointing season.
“I’ve stated it earlier than, man, it’s a training fraternity. I went by way of it once I was at Furman the place we obtained fired, and there’s a lot uncertainty, unknown. You begin to query your self, and man, that’s not a superb state of affairs for anyone,” Elliott stated. “Then you concentrate on the gamers that went there to play for him. They’re invested in him. They’re invested in this system. It’s been a loopy 12 months, so I don’t know all the main points surrounding that, however undoubtedly my coronary heart goes out to the coaches and the gamers, as a result of once more, this isn’t what they had been working in the direction of.”