According to my sources former NC State defensive back coach Mike Reed has interviewed for defensive backs coach at Clemson. Reed is an outstanding recruiter and has a long list of successful players he's coached. Reed was instrumental in recruiting David Amerson to NC State. We don't expect Dabo Swinney to make any decisions on this until after the Chick-Fil-A bowl game against LSU.
Mike Reed's Coaching Career
Year(s): Team - Position
2000: Kiel Hurricanes* - Defensive Backs
2000-01: Richmond - Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/Defensive Backs
2002: Philadelphia Eagles - Assistant Coach (Defensive Backs/Special Teams)
2003-06: Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive Assistant/Quality Control
2007-pres.: NC State - Defensive Backs
*German Professional League
Playing experience: College - Lettered at cornerback at Boston College from 1991-94. Was a first-team All-ECAC and second-team All-Big East performer in 1993. Team captain in 1994 and was a two-time preseason All-American; Professional - Drafted in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers, he spent two seasons there (1996-97); Played for the NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy (1998-99). Team captain of the 1999 World Bowl Championship team.
Professional players coached: At NC State - DaJuan Morgan; At Richmond - Stacy Tutt; With Philadelphia Eagles - Shawn Barber, Sheldon Brown, Brian Dawkins, Rod Hood, Will James, Dhani Jones, Mike Lewis, Ike Reese, Lito Sheppard, Jason Short, Marc Simoneau, Jeremiah Trotter.
In addition my sources have confirmed that former teammate of Dabo Swinney, NFL player and Samford assistant Sam Shade has also interviewed for the defensive backs coach position as well.