Two coaches finished at Clemson

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Billy Napier and running backs/special teams coordinator Andre Powell are done at Clemson.

Coming after a 6-7 season, it didn't take long for head coach Dabo Swinney to make several changes.

And both have come on offense.

According to multiple sources, CUTigers has confirmed offensive coordinator Billy Napier and running backs coach Andre Powell have been let go.

Napier took over as offensive coordinator in Oct. 2008 shortly after former head coach Tommy Bowden resigned. He replaced former offensive coordinator Rob Spence who was fired by Dabo Swinney on his first day as Clemson's new head coach.

In 2009, he helped lead Clemson to the most points scored in a single season as the Tigers won the ACC's Atlantic Division for the first time in school history.

However in 2010 the Tigers never found the same rhythm, struggling to a 6-7 record and ranking 87th in the nation in total offense.

Just as importantly, Clemson failed to established an offensive identity and seemed to regress through most of the year.

Napier originally arrived at Clemson as a tight ends coach after a brief stint at South Carolina State.

The move could represent a shift in offensive philosophy for Clemson in 2011. Napier's background focused on power football and two back sets.

Sources tell CUTigers the search for a new offensive coordinator could mean more of a transition to a spread attack, however there are numerous factors in play in the upcoming decision.

Powell arrived at Clemson in February 2007, known as one of the top special teams coaches in the nation, and for the most part his units lived up to those expectations. However this year Clemson's struggles in the kicking game proved devastating in losses at Auburn, Boston College and North Carolina.

Napier, who also handled Clemson's recruiting efforts before being named offensive coordinator, was responsible for one prospect in the 2011 recruiting class- QB Cole Stoudt.

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