New Team Same Dream

Reece Wright, Staff Editor

The Clemson Tigers are coming off their first National Championship in 42 years and hope to repeat with an entirely different team. Clemson lost eleven players from last year’s roster to the NFL draft, including star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who now plays for the Houston Texans. The question every Clemson fan has been asking is, “Who is going to take Deshaun’s place?” Luckily, former Wren High School standout Kelly Bryant, who has backed up Watson for two years, has assumed Deshaun’s role and found success during the preseason and against Kent State in week one.


Clemson also lost receivers Mike Williams, Jordan Leggett, and Artavis Scott. Fortunately, the Tigers recruited many talented players at this position to compensate for their losses, including 5 star receiver Tee Higgins and 4 star receiver Amari Rodgers. “Clemson definitely lost a lot of firepower from last year, but they still will do good things,” says freshman McCrady Mann. Regardless of their expectations, Clemson will rely on their unmatched team chemistry and superb coaching to lead themselves to another championship.