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There’s no understating the important of Clemson’s win over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl in determining the success of this year’s Tiger campaign. Not only did it get Clemson a second consecutive 11 win season, but it went a long way in washing away the taste of a fifth consecutive loss to the Gamecocks. It allowed the Tigers to bookend big wins on the 2013 season, having opened with the victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.
So what now? It won’t get any easier in 2014. The Tigers have to travel to Georgia for the opener, but the Dogs have big questions at quarterback with the departure of Aaron Murray. Florida State, however, is more than settled at quarterback with the return of Heisman winner Jameis Winston. And, the 2014 game is in Tallahassee. So, winning the division may be the tallest order for the Tigers next season. But they have a better shot at stopping the losing streak to South Carolina, with Connor Shaw, Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles, Victor Hampton and Bruce Ellington departing, and the game back at the Valley.
Clemson has big gaps to fill as well. Tajh Boyd’s record-setting play at quarterback is history, Sammy Watkins also heads to the pros and Clemson’s biggest threat at receiver after Watkins, Martavis Bryant, has decided to leave early as well. But the Clemson defensive improved greatly over the course of the 2013 season, and there’s help on the way at the skill positions with the likes of highly-regarded quarterback DeShaun Watson and others. And perhaps best of all, “Clemsoning” seems to be a thing of the past as the Tigers have buried the old habit of losing to poorly-regarded teams.
We’re looking forward to another year of Clemson Football and watching some young guys grow into the kind of players it will take to keep Clemson in the Top 10.
Area Director and Facility Coordinator for D1 Sports Training Facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Big South Athletic Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year.
GWU President’s Senior Athletic Program Award.
2 time FCS All-American.
Bronco Nagurski Scholarship Recipient.
ESPN Academic All American.
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