Clemson's Purnell bids the Tigers farewell, heads to DePaul

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Clemson's basketball coach Oliver Purnell has made the decision to end his seven year stint with the Tigers to take the reins as head coach at DePaul University.

Purnell compiled a 138-90 record at Clemson, leading the program from the bottom of the ACC to three straight NCAA appearances. Building a team up from the ground is something that Purnell is fond of, and he'll have his work cut out for him at DePaul - the program has won only one regular season Big East conference game the last two years.

Clemson's athletic director has begun a national coaching search to replace Purnell.

Clemson students, players, and the basketball community has been shocked by this breaking news. Read all about it in The Post and Courier.

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