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Clemson looking to bounce back after loss in CFP title game (0:56)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

With a starting defensive end out against Auburn, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said lineman Christian Wilkins' role will be "critical in us having a chance to win the game. He's prepared and capable of playing end and tackle." He's not giving away where Wilkins will play Saturday.

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3hMatt Fortuna

Kickoff Week in the ACC: What to watch for

Kickoff Week in the ACC will be a litmus test, as there are three key showdowns with SEC teams. Also, two teams open their season in Ireland.

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Summer surprises: Breakout players on top 25 teams

Summer practices have been very good for players like Tennessee's Micah Abernathy, who is working his way into the starting lineup. Who are the other pleasant surprises on the top-25 teams?

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Clemson's formula for excellence (1:13)
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Preseason Heisman favorites are at a disadvantage (1:51)

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn knows all about Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. He recruited Watson to Auburn once upon a time. "His strength is when things break down and when they choose to run him. He's an excellent runner. He's got a very good first step, similar to Nick Marshall."

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Auburn excited for challenging matchup against Clemson (2:25)
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Swinney not getting ahead of himself with Clemson's offensive potential (0:45)
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Watson approaches game mentally like NFL quarterback (1:50)
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Bold ACC predictions for the 2016 season

A pair of surprise bowl teams and the possibility of two playoff participants top the list of bold predictions by ESPN's ACC reporters.

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Will Clemson collect all ACC awards?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Clemson is the team to beat in the ACC. He also makes his picks for the rest of the ACC awards.

  • Offensive player of the year: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
  • Defensive player of the year: Derwin James, S, Florida State
  • Coach of the year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • Freshman of the year: Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State
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College Football Playoff: Who's in? (2:07)
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2dTom Luginbill

The Class of 2017's instant impact prospects

Whether by the needs of their future teams or sheer elite talent, these 2017 ESPN 300 players, including Alabama RB commit Najee Harris, could hit the college field immediately.

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Experts can't agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Boulware is expecting to see multiple QBs when his Clemson defense takes on Auburn on Kickoff Weekend. "We'll be prepared for anything," Boulware said. "I don't really care who they play."

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2dBrian Fremeau

League swaps: ACC's best would dominate Big Ten

Clemson and Florida State appear to be legit CFP contenders. But how would the ACC's elite teams fare in the other Power 5 conferences? Quite well, actually... especially in the Big Ten.

Team Stats

Passing Yards288.523rd
Rushing Yards222.223rd
Points For38.515th
Points Against20.218th

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