At this point, I think we are all ready to start playing football.
Another analyst shared their thoughts on the status of the Tigers within the national conversation.
Former LSU running back, now college football analyst Jacob Hester, was on Sirus XM Radio vouching for the Clemson Tigers. Hester doesn’t understand how the Tigers have dominated the ACC, which is still a power five conference, but somehow they’re at the bottom of the top ten, behind Florida State.
“They go and get Garrett Riley from the No. 2 team in the country, TCU, to be their offensive coordinator,” Hester said on Sirius XM College Sports Radio. Now, Cade Klubnik is unproven. There’s no doubt about that. But you have Will Shipley yet again to turn around and hand the ball off to, and I think that he is going to be opened up in this new Garrett Riley offense, by the way, and we’re going to find out from the first game.”
Hester didn’t discredit the Noles, though. He acknowledges the new resurgence of the Noles in the last two years, but not enough to crown a new king.
“And it’s not to say that Florida State is not a good team,” Hester said. “But I’ve heard way too many people just assume that Florida State is going to take over the reins of the ACC where Clemson last year, they won the conference, and it wasn’t close.”
Is @ClemsonFB getting enough preseason love? The Tigers have won 7 of the last 8 ACC Championships yet many seem to be overlooking the Tigers in 2023. 🐅
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) August 24, 2023