Bill Connelly looks at Clemson and likes what he sees ($$). The Tigers’ projected win total is just a smidge under eleven and they’re second in projected SP+. They’re favored in every game on their schedule and only the opener against the Dawgs is seen as a relative toss-up. (“That Week 1 battle with Georgia is going to be spectacular, though.”)
What’s more interesting to me is his breakdown of the team, which can be summarized as follows:
- Uiagalelei will be fine.
- The defensive line is ridiculously good, maybe the best in college football this season.
- Relatively speaking, the secondary is something of a question mark, especially with Kendrick’s departure.
- The skill position talent is good, but as good as last year’s? Probably not.
I have yet to see anything to change my mind from its first position on the Clemson-Georgia game, which is, simply, the team with the offensive line that holds up best wins. And you?