Written and authored by College Football Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.
NCAA Football ATS Predictions are again the best in the industry and will continue through the BCS Title game in January of 2018.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Clemson Tigers Football program will be back in the hunt for another BCS Title in the 2017-18 season.
Head Coach Dabo Swinney enters his ninth season on the sidelines at the South Carolina Institute of higher learning. The former Alabama Crimson Tide walk on student-athlete understands what it takes to win.
Swinney is doing it his way with a “FOLKSY” environment that includes a lot of humility and caring.
Last season is history and the Tigers coaching staff insists they are not defending BCS Champions, but they are chasing another title.
The out of conference schedule is favorable for the Clemson Tigers, but a home September matchup against Auburn will be crucial as far as BCS ramifications are concerned.
Atlantic Coast Conference road trips to Louisville and Virginia Tech will be tough. Clemson gets ACC Atlantic division favorites get Florida State in front of the home crowd.
The 2017 Clemson offense must replace two top fifteen NFL Draft Picks. Quarterback Kelly Bryant is in competition with two underclassmen to replace “ICON” Deshaun Watson.
The Clemson offense was one of the best in College Football last season, averaging (39.2) points per game. Watson and the passing game ranked seventh in the BCS.
Offensive Coordinator Tony L. Elliott loses wideout Mike Williams, tight end Jordan Leggett, and running back Wayne Gallman. Junior Running Back C.J. Fuller is solid and should be a 1,000 yards rusher.
Receivers Deon Cain and former walk on Hunter Renfrow must step up their play and help the young signal callers. Junior Ray-Ray McCloud could be the “X-FACTOR” on offense for Clemson.
Elliott and the rest of the offensive coaches have the luxury of four returning starters on the offensive line, including Mitch Hyatt.
The keys to success for the 2017 Clemson Tigers offense is how quick the quarterback can perfect the system. The Clemson Tigers will make a run for the 2017 ACC Title with enthusiasm making and positive thinking being the primary motivator.
The Clemson Tigers defense allowed opponents (311.5) per game last season, eighth in the nation.
Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables is one of the best minds in the country. Seven starters return from last years BCS title unit. Defensive Tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence will dominate in the trenches. Wilkins could easily be the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Defensive End Clelin Ferrell is one of the best pass rushers in the Atlantic Coast Conference and will put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Defensive leader and linebacker Ben Boulware has moved on, but Kendall Joseph and Dorian O’Danie have more size and speed.
However, they must find a way to become more instinctive. The front seven of the Clemson Tigers is the strength of the defense.
Cornerback Ryan Carter and safety Van Smith are the leaders of a young and inexperienced secondary.
Clemson has one of the best defensive lines in College Football and will make up for deficiencies at other positions.
Bovada.Lv lists the Clemson Tigers at +300 to win the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017-18 Clemson Tigers will go 10-2 and finish third in the ACC Atlantic, Division.
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