By Morgan Thomas
The University of Miami has hired Clemson’s Dan Radakovich to be their new Athletic Director. Miami recently fired Blake James on November 16th as they had been looking for a replacement to bring the school back to its former greatness.
That being said, who is the next person in line for Clemson at this time? Clemson wouldn't have to look far as they have what 247Sports claimed as the "best No. 2 in the country," Graham Neff.
Neff is the 38-year-old Deputy Director of Athletics and has been serving in now his eighth year at Clemson. According to Clemson's website, "Neff works closely with Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich on both short-and-long terms planning and execution. He has overseen more than $200 million in capital projects, assisted in the negotiation of several high-value contracts and helped shape Clemson’s athletic department physically, operationally and financially."
Neff also serves as the sport supervisor for Clemson football and men's basketball. He "works consistently with key university stakeholders, including the university Executive Leadership Team, The Board of Trustees, IPTAY Board of Directors, Athletics Council, as well as several university committees and appointments."
Neff also has received high praise from national names such as The Athletic's Matt Fortuna, ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel, and Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde.
Neff has been given the title of "Acting Director" but many think that is a formality that will not last very long.