Spence to Announce He's Staying

ATLANTA- Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence is ready to make it known to the general public where he'll be coaching in 2008. CUTigers.com first reports the latest with Spence in this report.

Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden announced today at a press conference previewing the upcoming Chick-Fil-A Bowl that offensive coordinator Rob Spence will announce a decision tomorrow regarding the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee.

According to several sources, CUTigers.com has learned Spence is expected to announce he will be withdrawing his name from consideration for the position.

Spence interviewed for the position with Tennessee head coach Phil Fulmer Friday, Dec. 21 after the Tigers' final practice before Christmas.

The position at Tennessee came open when then offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe left Knoxville to become the head coach at Duke.

Spence has served as Clemson's offensive coordinator since arriving from Toledo 2005.

Clemson finished the 2007 season ranked first in the ACC in scoring at over 34 points per game and second in total offense at 412 yards per game.

Spence, who has also drawn interest from Alabama, Minnesota and the Oakland Raiders during his two and half years at Clemson, also serves as the Tigers' quarterbacks coach.

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