CLEMSON, SC—Following his promotion previous to the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl, Kyle Richardson now has the purview of Clemson’s tight ends as Passing Sport Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach. His 2022 group will characteristic one of many offense’s most revered veteran leaders and two younger abilities who’re primed for bigger roles after ascending the depth chart in 2021.
The unit is predicted to be led by Davis Allen, the senior whom former Offensive Coordinator Tony Elliott as soon as referred to as “his favourite participant on the workforce” in a gathering with ESPN announcers final fall. Allen assumed the beginning position on a full-time foundation early within the 2021 season and began 10 video games for the Tigers, tying for the workforce lead with three landing receptions. He enters his first offseason as an incumbent starter with seven profession landing catches, three shy of changing into the sixth Clemson tight finish ever to catch 10 profession landing passes.
Nonetheless, it isn’t solely Allen whom the Tigers imagine they will rely on–they have 4 guys which might be able to contribute.
“We acquired 4 guys within the room proper now and all 4 guys can play and have performed,” Richardson stated. “You bought Davis Allen. You bought Sage Ennis, which we have already talked about. You bought Luke Worth who’s the grandpa within the room. He is occurring yr six. He is difficult me for as a lot time within the constructing as I’ve had. However you bought Luke, who’s performed a ton of soccer right here as a walk-on and incomes the scholarship. And then you definitely acquired Sage who was younger final yr and needed to be thrown into hearth at instances. Now you bought these 4 guys that is acquired all completely different ranges of expertise. And all 4 of these guys carry one thing completely different to the desk. What now we have to do as coaches is locate methods to combine and match their strengths as a way to make our offense go.
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“Going into fall camp, all people within the run, there’s going to be eight guys in that tight finish, and so they’re all going to be in fall camp. I am wanting ahead to working with all of them and placing these items of the puzzle collectively and the way we will use these guys. We acquired a very good group of depth and that is one thing that clearly final yr we began operating out of that place. So it may be enjoyable to give you the option work with these guys.”
The Tigers, who went 10-3 in 2021 and completed 14th within the ultimate Related Press Ballot, are the fourth workforce on FanDuel Sportsbook’s list to win it all in 2022.
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