Sports Illustrated Tuesday tabbed Clemson #1 in its pre-season ranking. And the magazine featured Clemson’s dynamic defensive front on one of its regional covers. That was a large part of the conversation with those Tigers and defensive coordinator Brent Venables following Tuesday’s practice.
Of course, there were other things to talk about, such as the progress of freshmen defensive ends Xavier Thomas and KJ Henry, the health of Dexter Lawrence and the focus required to win another championship.
But the subject of the SI cover carried the day.
Christian Wilkins on the cover shoot
Clelin Ferrell enjoying camp thus far
Austin Bryant is impressed with freshman DE Xavier Thomas