#ACCKickoff: #Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and players (AUDIO)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks at the 2023 ACC Kickoff (Photo by Nell Redmond/ACC)

Photos of Will Putnam, Cade Klubnik & Tyler Davis by Nell Redmond/ACC

The Clemson contingent made their appearance at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte Thursday. Head coach Dabo Swinney was joined by defensive tackle Tyler Davis, quarterback Cade Klubnik and center Will Putnam. The Tigers are the defending league champions and are likely to be voted #1 in the pre-season poll of the media in attendance.

Despite winning the ACC Championship last season, the Tigers fell short of their expectations by not making the College Football Playoffs for the second straight season. Swinney changed up his offensive coordinator in the offseason hiring Garrett Riley from TCU with the hope of adding more quick strike punch to his offense. Klubnik will be the man at the helm, and he’ll have a strong running game to turn to. Swinney has said his receivers have got to play better than last season.

The Clemson defense should be among the best in the country this season. The Tigers were good last season, but not as dominating as in the past. They gave up 21 points per game, a touchdown more than in 2021, and gave up more big plays than normal.

The Tigers have to replace standout placekicker BT Potter, and they hope to be better in the punting game where Aidan Swans averaged 42 yards per punt last season.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney at the ACC Kickoff

QB Cade Klubnik at the ACC Kickoff

DT Tyler Davis at the ACC Kickoff

Center Will Putnam at the ACC Kickoff

Clemson 2023 Schedule

Date Opponent Site Designation(s) Time TV Series
9-4 * at Duke Durham, N.C. 8 p.m. ESPN 37-16-1
9-9 Charleston Southern Clemson, S.C. Football Reunion Day & Land Grant Day 2:15 p.m. ACCN 0-0
9-16 Florida Atlantic Clemson, S.C. Family Weekend 8 p.m. ACCN 1-0
9-23 * Florida State Clemson, S.C. Hall of Fame Day 15-20
9-30 * at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. 9-2
10-7 * Wake Forest Clemson, S.C. Homecoming & Breast Cancer Awareness Game 70-17-1
10-21 * at Miami (Fla.) Miami Gardens, Fla. 7-6
10-28 * at NC State Raleigh, N.C. 60-29-1
11-4 Notre Dame Clemson, S.C. IPTAY Day ABC 4-3
11-11 * Georgia Tech Clemson, S.C. Military Appreciation Day 35-51-2
11-18 * North Carolina Clemson, S.C. Senior Day 39-19-1
11-25 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 72-43-4

2022 Results

9/5/2022*at Georgia TechAtlanta, Ga.W 41-10 Recap
9/10/2022FurmanClemson, S.C.W 35-12 Recap
9/17/2022Louisiana TechClemson, S.C.W 48-20 Recap
9/24/2022*at Wake ForestWinston-Salem, N.C.W 51-45 (2 OT) Recap
10/1/2022*North Carolina StateClemson, S.C.W 30-20
10/8/2022*at Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Mass.W 31-3 Recap
10/15/2022*at Florida StateTallahassee, Fla.W 34-28 Recap
10/22/2022*SyracuseClemson, S.C.W 27-21 Recap
11/5/2022at Notre DameNotre Dame, Ind.L 14-35
11/12/2022*LouisvilleClemson, S.C.W 31-16 Recap
11/19/2022*MiamiClemson, S.C.W 40-10
11/26/2022South CarolinaClemson, S.C.L 30-31
12/3/2022vs. North CarolinaCharlotte, N.C. / Subway ACC Football Championship GameW 39-10 Recap
12/30/2022vs. TennesseeMiami, Fla. / Capital One Orange BowlL 14-31

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