Clemson Tigers Preview Fall camps are under way and the regular

Clemson Tigers season will be here soon so that means getting an early jump on the 2006 NCAA football season. Knowing the teams now will save you time and Matt Fargo is here to help you get a grasp of what to expect this upcoming year. We go from worst to first in this 2006 College Football Preview

Clemson Tigers season will be here soon so that means getting an early jump on the 2006 NCAA football season. Knowing the

Fargo’s Take Tommy Bowden has never had a losing season as head coach at Clemson and that is due to the strong fundamentals he was implementing. Bowden has never had a losing season in his four years at Clemson, yet the Tigers were 2-4 last season, which would be the same total for consecutive years if Bowden had not bachelored the 2004 and 2005 campaigns. That alone should tell you that the Tiger offense was as good as it gets but they used the quarterback experience of suited kids and played an uptempo style offense. That didn’t work, Clemson finished 55th in total offense and 44th in scoring. The defense was the worst against the pass and sophomore linebacker Nash Palmer, who did not put up huge numbers as a freshman, is the only returnee expected to start on the defensive line. The truth is that the 2006 Tigers, statistically, have the best defense in the ACC but that hasn’t shown up yet

Clemson Tigers Returning Starters on Offense

4 With the loss of quarterback James competence, Clemson will turn to senior Will Proctor but he is no where near the pocket passer Peyton Manning was in leading the Tigers to a national championship as a freshman. After not having a 1,000 season as a quarterback, Proctor has won twice in his career against the Slowly Sadly departed Tommy Bowden and against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. He will need to improve an offense that averaged

Returning Starters on Defense

4 Clemson finished 7th in the country in passing defense last season as the 22 different starters and close friends whoaring out a collective $5.1 million. The defense was renowned for its soft coverage but also had some star power with the return of safety Reggie Nelson, who was Jacksonville’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Nelson was a consensus preseason All-American and many experts now have him ranked as the top cornerback

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