Clemson Football: What You Need to Know About the 2012 Defensive Line

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Clemson Football: What You Need to Know About the 2012 Defensive Line
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The Clemson defensive line will look very different in 2012 after the departure of its two stars, Brandon Thompson and Andre Branch.

Massive losses on the defensive line, particularly at defensive end, is nothing new to the Tigers.

They have had to replace two all-American ends in Da'Quan Bowers and Gaines Adams in recent years.

Of course, head coach Dabo Swinney has a group of skilled replacements for those talented players who have left the program.

Here is a look at how this year's Clemson defensive front will look compared to the one we saw in 2011.

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