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Both teams enter the contest after a bye week and ample time to prepare.
Did Clemson give us a surprisingly meaningful depth chart in mid-July?
Our Clemson sister site gives us some perspective on their program in preparation for a season ahead in which the two teams will meet for the first time since the 2015 ACC Championship
Clemson commits shine plus other thoughts about the Opening Finals
The Tigers have added Tevin Mack as a graduate transfer from Alabama. He will be eligible to play immediately.
Davis Sharpe comes on in relief and stifles the Illinois bats
The Tigers will be the three seed at Swayze Field