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2016 Schedule
14-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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Key defensive playmakers returning

Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins were both major factors in helping Clemson to the national championship. Lucky for the Tigers, both will return to the defense next fall. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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ACC's top 25 returning players in 2017

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevy of Florida State Seminoles lead the top 25 returning players in the ACC.

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Cain, Hyatt key returns for national champs

Deon Cain was a difference-maker in the national title game against Alabama, with five catches for 94 yards. OT Mitch Hyatt didn't allow a sack for the Tigers last season and will likely be an All-American candidate in the fall. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)

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Kiper sees Watson going in middle of the first round (0:36)
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Stephen A. hopes Deshaun Watson evades No. 1 pick (2:08)
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2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 11-20 (Insider)

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Swinney right about Watson deserving first-round grade? (2:23)
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CFP stars Nos. 1 and 2 in post-bowl #CFBRank (1:06)
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Final #CFBrank 2016 top 50: All hail Deshaun Watson

What a fitting way to end a topsy-turvy year: After ups and downs all season, our experts chose Clemson QB Deshaun Watson as the No. 1 player in the nation -- just as they predicted in August.

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How will Clemson fill the void left by Deshaun Watson?

Tim Tebow. Cam Newton. Marcus Mariota. When a program loses the best QB in its history, the following season is often rife with challenges. How will Clemson replace its superstar quarterback?

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Keep an eye on DE Clelin Ferrell

In the CFP National Championship, Ferrell's performance was up and down. But Clemson's DE coach Marion Hobby has a knack for developing players in the offseason, so things are looking up for him in 2017. 10 bowl breakout stars (Insider)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Really interesting talking to former Clemson QB Rodney Williams on Saturday's Marty & McGee on ESPN Radio. He said Dabo Swinney has done a masterful job of making old school former Tigers feel like a part of the program's current success. "When they were planning Saturday's parade he insisted that they invite back every former player within a three-hour radius, or really just anyone who could get there. He said they had to be a part of it. It's created something really special around here."

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Dear college football, we miss ya already

What could be better than the classic finish Clemson provided to the college football season? How about looking ahead to what awaits fans next season?

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Marty and McGee: Clemson celebrating

Marty and McGee remember Clemson's epic national championship win. We also remember "Soy Bean Dave." Also, guys react to the retirement of Carl Edwards.

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