Mountaineer Assistant Coach Leaving For USF

West Virginia assistant coach Xavier Dye puts his receivers through a bag drill at practice.

Mountaineer Assistant Coach Leaving For USF


Xavier Dye
Xavier Dye

West Virginia wide receiver coach Xavier Dye is headed to South Florida to reunite with his former Clemson mentor.

Dye was a both a receiver at Clemson and then a graduate assistant coach for his alma mater, working during that time directly with Jeff Scott, who spent 12 years as an assistant coach for the Tigers, the last five as co-offensive coordinator.

Scott was hired as the head coach at USF recently, and he’s reaching back to his Clemson roots to start filling his staff in Tampa. Besides hiring Dye to coach the Bulls’ wide receivers, he also reportedly has offered an assistant job to former Tiger defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers.

Dye spent one season at West Virginia, having been hired by then new WVU head coach Neal Brown to oversee the Mountaineer wide receivers. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dye inherited a young receiving corps at WVU, but turned it into a productive group by season’s end.

He’ll now move on to USF where he’ll try to help Scott turn around a Bulls’ program that was 4-8 this past season, leading to the firing of previous head coach Charlie Strong.

Brown will start the process of hiring Dye’s replacement.

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    Mountaineer Assistant Coach Leaving For USF West Virginia wide receiver coach Xavier Dye is headed to South Florida to reunite with his former Clemson
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    What about Pennington at WVSU?

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    Pennington would be an excellent replacement for Dye…

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