Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter and his assistants met with reporters as part of Clemson’s Media Day, Tuesday. Streeter will take over as the offensive coordinator full-time following the departure of Tony Elliott (Virginia). Streeter and his staff will look to improve upon last season’s output of 24.4 points/game. That number is down considerably from 43.0 points/game in 2020. Some of the dropoff can be attributed to a cluster of injuries at the wide receiver position, but there is no doubt the quarterback play must improve in order return to championship form. Streeter said D.J. Uiagaelei (55.6%, 9 TD, 10 int) didn’t hide from the criticism and has worked on both his mind and body to elevate his game in 2022.
If Uiagalelei holds onto his starting spot, he’ll have support from a running back trio of Will Shipley (5.0 yds/carry, 11 TD), Phil Mafah (4.3, 3 TD) and Kobe Pace (6.2, 6 TD). Wide receivers coach Tyler Grisham is excited to see a fully healthy Joseph Ngata on the perimeter and Grisham expects major contributions from Brannon Spector, E.J. Williams and the versatile Will Taylor. Grisham also updated the status of freshman wideout Adam Randall (Myrtle Beach), saying that Randall is ahead of schedule and that he was “lights out” prior to suffering an injury to his ACL.