Clemson football has been on a dominant stretch over the past five seasons and look to be primed for another. Here are the biggest storylines for 2020.
Clemson was thoroughly dominant through most of last season, until they ran into the greatest offense in college football history in the national championship in the LSU Tigers and Joe Burrow. And suddenly, Clemson looked somewhat human.
Per usual, Clemson will have to replace some star players that are heading to the NFL including wide receiver Tee Higgins, Swiss army knife Isaiah Simmons and cornerback AJ Terrell, as well as four starters across the offensive line.
For the first time in a while, Clemson is also going to deal with some slight coaching turnover because co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott left to become the head coach at South Florida, leaving Tony Elliott to be the lone play-caller for the Tigers.
With all of this being said, Clemson brings back the best player and quarterback in the country in Trevor Lawrence, the best running back in the country in Travis Etienne, and just brought in the third-ranked recruiting class in the country. When you look at the schedule, it’s not hard to see why Clemson may have a third straight undefeated regular season and a sixth straight College Football Playoff appearance.
Here are the three biggest storylines for Clemson football ahead of the 2020 season.