Coming into 2012, there were questions of how the Clemson Tigers would top the success of 2011 with a second-year offensive coordinator who has gained fame across all of college football, but with a questionable offensive line and a wealth of talent at wide receiver.
The result: The Tigers became one of the top ten scoring offenses in the nation and boasted a 10-2 record at the end of the regular season.
Quarterback Tajh Boyd had his best season, being named a first-team All-ACC selection, and an American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American selection. Receiver Deandre Hopkins stepped up to the plate while Sammy Watkins, who was a Freshman All-American in 2011, missed time due to suspension and illness. Hopkins had the best season of his collegiate career, compiling 1,214 receiving yards and a whopping 16 touchdowns.
And going into 2013, this offense expects to come back almost fully intact, with the Tigers losing starting tight end Brandon Ford, reliable possession receiver Jaron Brown, and starting running back Andre Ellington. But fortunately for this offense, Chad Morris will be returning as offensive coordinator after interviewing both NC State and Texas Tech for their head-coaching positions.
So with that being said, here's a VERY early look at how the depth chart could look for the Clemson offense heading into 2013.