Clemson coordinators and select players met with the media, Wednesday. The Tigers are treating Wednesday like a “Monday” in terms of game week preparation. With so much media focus on the deep and talented defensive line, Clemson co-defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin thinks there a several players in the back seven that may surprise with their abilities in Week 1. Goodwin said that after losing two all-conference performers in the defensive backfield and “19 or 20 years of experience” at linebacker, some new faces will get the chance to shine against Georgia Tech.
Offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter is preparing his unit for any curveballs the Yellow Jackets may throw at them in the opener. Streeter said Georgia Tech did a handful of things last year that were different than what they saw on film. Streeter is confident in the staff and players’ ability to adjust, however, as they practice against a defense that throws every front and coverage at them weekly.
Quarterback D.J. Uiagaelei was among the players that fielded questions. Clemson’s signal-caller discussed his offseason weight loss and confidence level entering his second season as the Tigers starter.
Streeter and Goodwin will match wits with Georgia Tech’s staff in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff at 8 p.m., Monday.
Offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter
Co-defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin
QB DJ Uiagalelei