After an 11-win campaign in 2012, the Clemson Tigers enter this season ranked No. 8 in both the AP and Coaches Poll.
With a high ranking and loads of talent returning, Dabo Swinney and the Tigers will open the season with championship expectations hanging over their heads.
The biggest question: Will Clemson crumble under that hype as they have in the past, or will they emerge as a true title contender?
According to Pete Iacobelli of The State, Swinney thinks his team is ready to live up to those expectations.
"If we do the things we want to do, then hopefully, we can enter into that championship phase," Swinney said. "It's one step at a time as we go through this journey."
That journey starts on Saturday, August 31 in a prime-time matchup with the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs.
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