The Tigers shape up as the ACC’s best shot at a serious national title contender, with Boyd, the league’s reigning player of the year throwing to 2011 breakout star Sammy Watkins. But the last time Clemson was picked to win the ACC (2008) the Tigers stumbled to a 3-4 start that led to a midseason coaching change. Working against public perceptions, Clemson can't afford to have that kind of start again and I don't think they will. They host Florida State on Oct. 19 in a game that likely will decide the Atlantic Division race.
Clemson is a 28 to 1 shot to win it all and with all the talent coming back, I can't wait to see what the possibilities are.