Gun, who was fired by Clemson in January, was the team’s starting quarterback last season and was a two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
Gun, 41, also is a former NFL quarterback and a graduate assistant.
Clemson was 5-7 with Gun at the helm and 1-4 when he left after the 2016 season.
“I don’t think you want to be a distraction, but there are times when you do,” Gun told reporters Thursday.
I’m a football guy. “
The game is a business and I’m not a business guy.
I’m a football guy.
So you’ve got to be responsible and take it day by day.”
Gun said he is committed to continuing to coach in the NFL.
“As a business owner, I want to keep my focus on winning,” Gun said.
“And I’ll be able do that, whether I’m coaching in the league or in the college game.”
Gun is the first coach fired by the Tigers since Bill O’Brien left in January 2017 after the program finished 8-6 and ranked in the bottom half of the SEC in scoring.
Gun’s tenure as the team-first coach was cut short when the program was fired after the 2017 season.
Gun said Clemson “needed” to make a change and he did so.
“We needed to be the team,” Gun added.
“It was a mistake we made in the past to take that step back.”
The Tigers lost to LSU and South Carolina in the season finale and were beaten by Clemson by seven points in a bowl game.
Clemson finished 10-2 in the ACC and won the national championship with Gun as its quarterback.
Clemson is 1-7 against the Gamecocks this season.
The Gamecock’s coach is defensive coordinator Josh Heupel, who has a career record of 6-15.
Clemson beat South Carolina and Georgia in consecutive games for the first time since 2001.