Swinney Says the Clemson Defensive End Position 'Transformed'

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Swinney Says the Clemson Defensive End Position 'Transformed'
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CLEMSON – When Dabo Swinney examines the Clemson practice fields this spring he sees something he did not see at anytime last fall: depth and talent at the defensive end position. Clemson struggled to generate pressure on quarterbacks last season with its front four, particularly in the first half of the season, and as result Clemson’s defense struggled. Opposing quarterbacks had time to throw and the Clemson secondary was often strafed for big plays. Clemson gave up 45 passing plays of 20 yards or more last season, ranking 93rd in the country in big plays allowed.

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