Former Mississippi State assistant coach Woody McCorvey has been hired in an administrative capacity at Clemson but could be named a position coach in the near future, CUTigers.com has confirmed.
CUTigers.com first reported Tuesday morning McCorvey to Clemson was in the works shortly after learning an agreement to become an assistant coach at South Carolina fell through.
McCorvey was expected to be on South Carolina's coaching staff as a wide receivers coach, but the Gamecocks were unwilling to offer him a multi-year deal, sources told CUTigers.com.
McCorvey was a wide receivers/tight ends coach at Clemson previously from 1983-89.
From 1999-2003, McCorvey served as a running backs coach at Tennessee. The past four years he served as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Mississippi State.
Which position McCorvey coaches is unclear, but sources have told CUTigers.com he could be an assistant coach in the future or remain as an administrative assistant.
Also, former Mississippi State defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison has been hired as the new defensive backs at Clemson.
Previously, it was unclear whether Harbison was in line to be the defensive backs coach or a defensive coordinator earlier this week, but Harbison apparently will be a defensive backs coach.
Monday night, CUTigers.com first reported Harbison was a top candidate for a position at Clemson.
PalmettoSports.com first reported shortly soon after Monday evening Harbison had already accepted the defensive backs coaching position.
Harbison, 47, was Mississippi State's defensive coordinator for the past season, a year after being promoted as the Bulldogs' defensive backs coach.
Before that he spent four years in his second tour of duty on the staff at the University of Alabama.
Harbison also served as the defensive backs coach at Clemson from 1995-97.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Harbison worked in both the Arena Football League and the World League of American Football. His professional football coaching resume includes serving as defensive coordinator for the Charlotte Rage (1993).
Former Clemson defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, who resigned earlier in the week, also coached Clemson's defensive backs as well.
Also- Dabo Swinney is expected to interview former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis today, sources tell CUTigers.com.
Swinney has also hired Danny Pearman earlier in the week to be an assistant coach on the offensive line.
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