Clemson football looks to rebound from a tough national championship loss with a dominant run in the 2020 season, starting versus Wake Forest.
Coming off a national title game loss is something on weighs on a program in the next season. The Clemson Tigers have done that once before following their loss to Alabama in the 2015 National Championship by winning it the following season.
They will have to do it once again as the Tigers are coming off a tough 42-25 loss to LSU in the 2020 national title game.
The offseason has not been kind to the Tigers regarding their star players. First, in June, they lost their new No. 1 receiver Justyn Ross as he required surgery for a congenital spinal issue. Ross was needed to be the top receiver after the departure of Tee Higgins to the NFL. Then in early August, star defensive end in Xavier Thomas is believed to be redshirted as he is dealing with the combination of strep throat and COVID-19.
This will be a huge set of challenges to the Tigers as they are having to replace two valuable leaders on both sides of the ball. It will make the 2020 season more difficult for head coach Dabo Swinney and the Tigers.
Clemson has shown time and time again that they are capable of reloading, however.
This season is crucial for the Tigers as this will likely be the last season for some of college football’s most prolific players including quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne. They will be going against a difficult that composed of 11 games including 10 of ACC play.
For the Tigers to go to their sixth consecutive playoff, they will need to avoid trap games and road mishaps. The Tigers are considered as the number team in the last four seasons as they appeared in three national championship games with two wins.