article in this mornings clemson paper

"If Phillips follows his recent trend of hiring young, energetic coaches with Clemson ties, Shaka Smart could be a candidate.

Phillips declined to speculate on the maximum compensation Clemson could have paid Purnell, who made $1.3 million annually. But Clemson might be conservative in regard to coaching compensation after the athletics department operated at a $1 million loss last fiscal year.

Smart is a former Clemson assistant under Purnell, known for his energy and recruiting ability. He is reportedly on Clemson's short list. VCU athletics director Norwood Teague told the Post and Courier he has not been contacted."

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YES more speculation, that is 98% of this board!! Thank goodness for the ram nation gods that supply our other 2% of helpful information lol.
I guess this makes it official... ... AD9F298R00

Clemson said Brownell was to be introduced Tuesday at an afternoon news conference, where terms of the agreement were to be discussed.

"Brad Brownell is an unbelievable coach," Butler coach Brad Stevens said. "He has been a winner everywhere he has been. I am happy to see Brad go to a great school and a great program like Clemson."

Good luck Brad!
I noticed in the link article that UNCW still doesn't have a head coach. Seems pretty inexcusable given they showed Moss the door during the season. I'm sure Seahawk recruiting is going gangbusters.