The Clemson defense had the potential to be among the nation’s best going into the season, and the Tigers have not disappointed on that side of the ball. They are number one in the ACC in total defense and number nine nationally at 266 yards per game. They are allowing over 20 points per game but that’s inflated by offensive turnovers leading to 43 points.
As you might expect, the dynamic linebacker duo of Jeremiah Trotter Jr. and Barrett Carter are leading the Tigers in tackles thus far. This week Carter sat down with the media to share his thoughts on the play of the defense to this point, and preparing for a difficult offense in Wake Forest this Saturday.