After deciding against leaving Clemson, Kyle Parker returns to the Tigers to lead the offensive in his sophomore season. Parker led the offense with 20 touchdowns along with 12 interceptions for more than 2,500 yards in 2009.
Parker will have the potential for a slump going into 2010. The loss of playmaker CJ Spiller at running back will hurt an offense that finished third in the ACC in rushing. The loss of a serious running threat will also put addition pressure on the passing game and as a result the young quarterback.
The Clemson offensive line will return four of five starters from 2009 to help with the protection needs of Parker. Unlike the line, the receiving corps returns no starters from 2009 but will feature seniors Xavier Dye and Terrance Ashe to pull down touchdowns for the Tigers.