It’s hard to find much to criticize in a team that’s won 20 straight games, is outscoring opponents by an average of 38-12, and is ranked 2nd in the country. But the critics have been vocal about Clemson ever since the Tigers escaped Chapel Hill with that one point win over North Carolina. Adding some fuel to the fire, the Tigers’ demotion from 1st to 2nd in the national polls. Pundits nationally and locally have questioned the overall quality of this team and, in particular, why quarterback Trevor Lawrence hasn’t looked as sharp as last season. After two weeks of hearing all about their issues, the Tigers are ready to go out Saturday and quiet the critics with what they hope will be a big win over Florida State.
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables on facing two QBs vs FSU
QB Trevor Lawrence explains why his rating is down this season
LB Isaiah Simmons thinks the criticism is unrealistic