Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter and co-defensive coordinators Mickey Conn and Wes Goodwin addressed the media following the Tigers’ practice, Saturday.
Conn and Goodwin both said the defensive principles laid out in Brent Venables’ tenure will remain unchanged. Conn and Goodwin are taking the reins of a talented unit that surrendered just 308 yards/game this season, finishing ninth in total defense.
Streeter, who’s served as the quarterbacks coach since 2014, is looking to elevate an offensive attack that finished 78th in scoring at 26.8 ppg. The run game hit its stride down the stretch, putting up 598 combined rushing yards against Wake Forest and South Carolina, but the passing game has been inconsistent throughout the season. Clemson will likely need both phases against a stout Iowa State defense that ranks just two spots behind the Tigers in total yards.