2007 Clemson Tigers Football Preview

2007 Clemson Tigers season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Clemson Tigers football preview as well as the 2007 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule. Dont miss Maddux's college football predictions against the college football point spread from the 2-time UHC contest winner.

Coach: Tommy Bowden (9th year at Clemson)
Team Name: Tigers
2006 Overall Record: 8-5
Returning Starters: 12

The Clemson Tigers (8- 5 overall, 7- 1 ACC) finished tied for second in their division and went on to lose to Kentucky 20- 27 in the Music City Bowl. The Tigers got off to a fast start in 2006, going 7- 1 and then ended up at 8- 5. Coach Tommy Bowden is 60 and 38 in eight years at Clemson and people are starting to feel that he'll never quite get the Tigers to live up to their potential.

The offense featured the run, with Clemson being rated 5th nationally in rushing yardage. Junior TB James Davis (203 CAR, 1,187 YDs, 17 TDs) is durable and quick, while sophomore TB C.J. Spiller is a tough ground guy. Junior Cullen Harper (70% COMP, 155 YDs, 2 TDs, 0 INTs) gets the start at QB. In spring camp, he showed patience in the pocket and the ability to connect with receivers on the long ball. It's hard to say right now who the big receiver will be, but junior Aaron Kelly (30 REC, 355 YDs, 3 TDs) comes back as the guy with the best stats. The offensive line is almost all new. Senior LT Barry Richardson will be the anchor of that group.

Sophomore Ricky Sapp (4 sacks) gets the start on the line; he needs to get more physical to be a difference maker. There's experience on the line, including Philip Merling, Dorell Scott, Jock McKissic and Rashaad Jackson. The Tigers play zone, limiting the ability of opponents to make big plays and frustrating QBs. The Clemson secondary is a unified squad that should do well with that coverage scheme. If senior LB Tramaine Billie is recovered from his injury, the middle will be sound.

What to expect from the Tigers this year? Four swing games make the difference for this club—NC State, Central Michigan, Maryland and Wake Forest. In their opening game versus Florida State, Clemson can pull an upset. That will go a long way to set the tone for the rest of the season.

Clemson Tigers Football Schedule

Sep 3 Florida St Home
Sep 8 ULM Home
Sep 15 Furman Home
Sep 22 NC State Away
Sep 29 Georgia Tech Away
Oct 6 Virginia Tech Home
Oct 20 C. Michigan Home
Oct 27 Maryland Away
Nov 3 Duke Away
Nov 10 Wake Forest Home
Nov 17 Boston College Home
Nov 24 South Carolina Away


For more info on the 2007 Clemson Tigers football program, view the Tigers sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.


2007 ACC Football Previews

All of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams from both the Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Each link gives our individual team preview for all of the ACC colleges. For non ACC teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for a quick thumbnail on the conference as a whole including how we forecast the division races playing out. Are the Miami Hurricanes back? Will Va Tech's defense be too much? Finally who will win the jumbled Atlantic division.

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