Spring practice is right around the corner, and the Tigers come into it with a team that is likely heading for a Top 10 ranking to start the season.
The Tigers capped off 2012 with their first 11-win season since 1981, when they won their lone National Championship. They hope to start their road to Pasadena this spring. It also gives the coaches and fans a look at returning players before the rest of the recruits arrive on campus in the summer.
The Tigers bring back some of the top talent in the nation on offense, from offensive coordinator Chad Morris to rising senior quarterback Tajh Boyd.
They also bring hope for a defense that, despite inconsistent play all of 2012 under first-year defensive coordinator Brent Venables, was the difference-maker in Clemson's 25-24 win over then No. 8 LSU in the Chick-Fil-A bowl.
Let's see exactly what the Tigers will have to work with once spring practice begins.