Best and Worst case record for Clemson football in 2016


We’re going to take into you these last couple of weeks before the college football season looking at the best and worst season cases for each ACC football team.

Best / Worse Case Record for :

Georgia Tech | VirginiaMiami | Louisville | Duke | Boston College | Pittsburgh | Florida State | Virginia Tech | NC State | Syracuse | North Carolina | Wake Forest

Clemson is now a bonafide college football heavyweight. They can play with and defeat anyone one in the country. Last year Clemson made it to the national title game, where they lost a classic game to Alabama. They finished the year ranked #2 in the nation and return the nation’s best quarterback in Deshaun Watson. The Tigers used to play for respect, but now they play for titles. They enter the 2016 on the short list of teams that can win it all.

Will Go 12-0 (8-0) if:
The offense is as good advertised. Clemson has the best QB in the country, the best set of Wideouts, and arguably the best offensive line in college football. They also return a 1500 yard rusher Wayne Gallman. The talent level is so good on offense it reminds me of some Pete Carroll’s USC teams. The schedule is favorable. Auburn is a shell of the program that reached the 2013 National Title game.

Rebuilding Georgia Tech looks winnable. South Carolina is barely on Clemson’s radar screen. Louisville has the  talent to give Clemson fits, but the Tigers get them at home. The offense is good enough to carry Clemson’s inexperienced defense against most of their schedule. There is only one Clemson opponent that is capable of beating the Tigers near their best. That’s Florida State. Clemson going undefeated might come down to winning in Tallahassee .

Will Go 9-3 (5-3) if:
The Special Teams doesn’t improve. Special Teams cost Clemson a national title last year, and the coverage teams were awful all year. If it doesn’t improve, and the defense doesn’t come together you could certainly see a loss to Florida State and a rising Louisville team. Lose to FSU and Louisville, then throw in a poorly played game somewhere else, and Clemson is headed to a 9 win season which for a program of their stature would be a huge disappointment.

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