The annual Orange and White Spring Game was played on Saturday by Dabo Swinney and the Tigers, and the White team triumphed 20-13 in front of a large crowd in Death Valley.
It marked the return of Clemson to the field after a lengthy absence, and it was a good day for Clemson football since the squad went out and played well in front of about 50,000 Tigers supporters.
Five lessons from Clemson’s 2023 Spring Game that I think are some of the most crucial are that Clemson’s defence appeared to be excellent.
The offence and new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley were the topics of conversation the majority of the summer, and leading up to the spring game, but the defences were the real stars.
First-team defence was provided by the Orange squad, and on the first-team defence and the White team’s second-team defence, there were standouts from veterans to rookies alike. Clemson’s offence underperformed, but there is no need to be alarmed.
The new offensive coordinator, Garrett Riley, called the plays for both teams. On the offensive side of the ball, the centre of the field and tight ends were highlighted.
Cade Klubnik, the starting quarterback, struggled to maintain consistency, completing only 18 of his 33 attempts for 190 yards and two interceptions.
Many starting offensive linemen, wide receivers, and running back Will Shipley were absent on the attacking side.
Peter Woods was the athlete on the Clemson football squad who fans were most eager to watch participate in the spring game, and he proved why.