Head coach Dabo Swinney will enter his 4th full season with the Clemson Tigers in 2012 and will be looking to claim a conference title for the second year in a row. It was 1991 when the Tigers won their last ACC title before going 10-4 in the 2011 season and beating Virginia Tech in the championship game. This season will require the Tigers to keep preforming at the high-caliber level they have been if they are looking to return to a bowl. Fans are eager to see what the Tigers’ defense will look like under new defensive coordinator Brent Venables. While Andre Ellington will undoubtedly be one of the most effective running backs in the ACC, the lack of proven depth behind him may be a concern for Coach Swinney. Fortunately, the Tigers have a talented quarterback and several promising wide receivers. And Coach Swinney has been doing a great job on the recruiting trail; just one day after recruiting cornerback David Kamara from Grayson High School (GA), Kamara’s best friend and unanimous No. 1 recruit in the country, Robert Nkemdiche, committed to the school as well. This will unquestionably be aThe Clemson Tigers are based in Clemson, South Carolina at Clemson University and play football at the NCAA Division I level.
The Tigers are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and since their first season in 1896, they have claimed 1 national championship, 18 conference titles, and boast 5 prefect seasons. Tigers have had 68 All-Americans, 169 NFL players, and 6 players get inducted into the College Football Hal of Fame in its history. Memorial Stadium, commonly referred to as “Death Valley,” has been home to the Tigers since 1942 and is currently the second largest stadium in the ACC. Clemson’s rival schools include South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and NC State. For more information of the Clemson Tigers, visit their website at: http://www.clemsontigers.com/sports/m-footbl/clem-m-footbl-body.html.