The 2010 season is a season that Dabo Swinney vows to never happen again. A season in which the Tigers went 6-7 and had their first losing season in over a decade.
The 2010 schedule provided opportunities that the Tigers failed to capitlize on. Many predicted that last year's three game stretch of Auburn, Miami, and North Carolina would define how Clemson would perform for the rest of the season.
And it did, and the Tigers were again defined as a team with among the best talent in the ACC, but fail to put its talent to good use.
But now, equipped with a new offensive coordinator in Chad Morris and some new faces on the coaching staff, the Tigers will now come into 2011 to rewrite and learn from their mistakes in 2010.
And, as in 2010, their first few games will very much define how their season will play out for them.