Coming off the school’s first losing season since 1998, Clemson’s players are ready to prove they can play and win at a high level. They will get their first chance to impress their fans Saturday at home against Troy.
The Tiger defense will face a bit of challenge in the Trojans’ spread offense. Quarterback Corey Robinson passed for 3726 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. Co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Charlie Harbison and safety Rashard Hall Tuesday talked about preparing for a dangerous passing attack. And defensive tackle Rennie Moore discussed getting his opportunity to be a fulltime starter for the first time.
It’s a new offensive approach for the Tigers this season with Chad Morris running the offense and Tajh Boyd pulling the trigger. Morris was hired from Tulsa to install a fast paced, spread attack. Boyd has waited in the wings for two seasons for his chance to lead the Clemson offense. Tuesday, Boyd talked about being ready for the challenge ahead, and center Dalton Freeman expressed his opinions about the condition of the offense.