Here's what Tennessee head coach Fullmer had to say:
Today is an exciting day for the Tennessee football program as we introduce Dave Clawson as our new offensive coordinator. Dave brings experience both as an offensive coordinator at Lehigh and Villanova and a head coach at Fordham and Richmond. During his eight seasons as a head coach, he has proven himself as a program builder, being named national Division I-AA coach of the year twice.
Dave brings a great work ethic, high energy and is a great teacher of quarterbacks. His multiple offensive system using the talents of the players available to their fullest has been impressive. He has a great passion for recruiting, which is important for Tennessee, and his experience as a head coach will serve us well.
Congratulations to coach Clawson for an incredible opportunity at one of the highest-profile coordinator jobs in the country.
Now that the Richmond head football coaching job is open, folks are now wondering: who's next at Richmond? Perhaps looking at Clawson's Lehigh connections, two early names lifted as possible candidates are former Lehigh head football coaches Pete Lembo at Elon and Kevin Higgins at The Citadel. Chances of them going to Richmond? Pretty slim, if you ask me - but then again, stranger things have happened.