When Dabo Swinney hired offensive coordinator Chad Morris away from Tulsa in 2011, many of the fans and media wondered whether Morris, just barely removed from high school, would be able to run his spread offense on a higher level against tougher competition.
But after two seasons, that's no longer a concern. In 2012, Clemson's offense finished eighth in the nation and was sixth in points scored. Clemson's offense soared in 2012 and could soar even higher, despite the loss of receiver Deandre Hopkins, running back Andre Ellington and center Dalton Freeman.
After finishing the season ranked in the top 10, the Tigers will still be among the top 10 come the season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. And they have the potential to overcome offenses like Oregon's for the top spot as the nation's best offense.
But what reasoning could the Tigers have for becoming the NCAA's best offense?