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Clemson coach Swinney promotes 2 assistants to take over for ex-coordinator Morris

  • Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Clemson won 35-17. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Clemson won 35-17. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

  • New SMU head football coach Chad Morris claps before being introduced during a news conference at SMU, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Dallas. The former Clemson offensive coordinator replaces June Jones and is also a former Texas high school football coach. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    New SMU head football coach Chad Morris claps before being introduced during a news conference at SMU, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Dallas. The former Clemson offensive coordinator replaces June Jones and is also a former Texas high school football coach. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has promoted two assistants to replace former offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

Swinney said Tuesday that receivers coach Jeff Scott and running backs coach Tony Elliott would serve as co-coordinators for the 19th-ranked Tigers. Morris became SMU head coach on Monday after four seasons leading Clemson's offense.

Scott has also served as Clemson's recruiting coordinator.

Scott and Elliott were both Clemson receivers. Scott served on the Tigers staff for seven seasons while Elliott just completed his fourth season.

Swinney said he was prepared to make these promotions on staff for some time with Morris a candidate for head coaching jobs the past three seasons. Swinney said Scott and Elliott are qualified and ready to jump into their new roles.