In last year’s 38-35 victory at Death Valley, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris dialed up his offense to the tune of 467 yards. But since then the Bulldog defense has gone thru a change in leadership. Todd Grantham is gone to Louisville and Jeremy Pruitt has dragged his championship ring from Florida State to Athens.
The 3-4 defensive alignment remains and the Bulldogs apparently are deep enough at linebacker that All-SEC linebacker Ramik Wilson is second team on the depth chart. He led the Bulldogs in last year’s game with 13 tackles.
But the Bulldog’s secondary is highly inexperienced with three new starters, two of whom are freshman, compared to the four starters who took the field against Clemson last year.
Monday Clemson’s offensive coordinator and others on the offensive side talked about facing Pruitt again keenly aware that the last time they faced him his Seminole defense limited the Tigers to 326 yards on 86 plays.
OG Kalon Davis
WR Charone Peake
WR Germone Hopper
There were also some defensive players available to the media Monday. All they have took forward to is another meeting with RB Todd Gurley who rushed for 154 yards on 12 carries in last year’s game.
LB Tony Steward