Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers were 10 – 4 last season with losses to Georgia Tech, NC State, and South Carolina during the regular season, but that’s not what anyone remembers, the only thing people seem to be able to remember is how badly Clemson got destroyed in the Orange Bowl. Rightfully so, it was one of the worst performances in BCS bowl history and it made West Virginia look like juggernauts.
The obvious statement here would be to say that Clemson is looking to avoid that same fate this season, of course this season there is another team in the ACC that will challenge them.
With junior quarterback Tajh Boyd and the cast of playmakers he has around him returning this season, Clemson should finish fairly high in the polls. Boyd’s numbers last season were great, he finished the season with 3828 yards and 33 TDs. Boyd isn’t the only offensive threat that Clemson is returning, senior running back Andre Ellington and sophomore wide receiver Sammy Watkins are looking ...