ACC coaches talk anonymously about Clemson
Athlon got coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their opponents. Below is what the coaches had to say about Clemson.
“Everyone is going to start with the Orange Bowl blowout. How in the world do you give up 70 points — in a football game? I think (Dabo) Swinney actually can use that game as a positive this year. Obviously it will be a major source of motivation, and he’ll certainly have to spin it the right way or the Tigers could regress this season.
Don’t feel too bad for Swinney: He’s gonna be just fine, especially with what he has back on offense. By no means is quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
View Full Profile an unknown, but I really think he’s still vastly underrated. A terrific dual-threat that continues to get better and better and better.
Wide receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile was a beast last year. It’s scary to think how much better he can get. With Watkins and DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#6 6-1, 200
View Full Profile, Clemson’s got two of the nation’s top receiving threats. And don’t forget about running back Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC
View Full Profile. The Tigers have some serious talent on the offensive side of the ball.
The defense had some issues last year, surrendering a ton of points late in the regular season. New coordinator Brent Venables needs to have an immediate impact.
The sad thing for Clemson is last year’s 8–0 start seems like it was five years ago. Has a conference championship ever felt so dissatisfying?"
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