Clemson will kick off its 2018 season with a home game against the Carolina Panthers on October 5.
But according to head coach Dabo Swinney, he won’t be able to count on the returning starters.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Swinneys QB situation was already a “problem” as the team was struggling with injury problems throughout the season.
Swinners injury woes were exacerbated when the team went 0-7 in September, and the QB situation remained that way for most of October.
According to Swinets sources, the ACC is still very interested in bringing in a QB to replace Jarrett Stidham, and Clemson has offered several offers.
Clemson is believed to be one of the few schools that has offered a QB.
However, Swins team has yet to agree to an offer, and he’s reportedly still weighing his options.
According to the source, Clemson is hoping to keep Stidman, who is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, for at least one more season.
But Swinoes team is still evaluating its options and will likely decide on a QB at the end of the year.
He’ll likely decide between a 2018 QB or 2019, as Swinewas hesitant to risk injury to the QB.
Swins QB situation has been a source of uncertainty for the entire season, and has made Swinhers team look bad in several ways.
Swenewas still unsure whether he can count on his starting QB.
The ACC is not alone in its QB questions, and it’s not the only conference that has issues with its QB situation.
The Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all struggled with their QB situation this season.
Swinney has been extremely consistent with his QB situation throughout his tenure at Clemson, and despite the issues the Tigers have had on offense, he has been very successful at recruiting talented quarterbacks to the program.
Clemson has had two QBs who were committed to the Tigers at the start of the season, Dabo Sanders and Josh Jackson.
Both were signed to full scholarships, and both are returning this season to compete for the starting QB job.
However it was Jackson who was initially rumored to be the starting quarterback for Clemson, but that was later changed to Sanders, as Clemson had to make a move.
After the 2017 season, Swiems team has been focused on recruiting and developing its quarterbacks, and while the team has struggled in the ACC with its quarterback situation, it has still recruited some of the best QBs in the country.
With a healthy and productive offensive line and quarterback in Sanders, Swenets team is finally ready to compete.
Swiets QB situation may not be a major concern for the Tigers this year, but it is one that the rest of the conference needs to take note of.