Clemson 2021 early look: Offensive and defensive line

Clemson 2021 early look: Offensive and defensive line

Clemson’s offensive line was tasked with replacing four starters from 2019. The results were mixed with some poor showings (e.g., Notre Dame in South Bend) and some good ones (e.g., Notre Dame in Charlotte). It’s arguably the area where Clemson needs to improve the most in 2021 and, with a lot of talent returning and an influx of top prospects, it may be poised to do just that.

Bryan Bresee emerging as team leader for Tigers

Bryan Bresee emerging as team leader for Tigers

When Bryan Bresee stepped on Clemson's campus as an early enrollee last year, he was taken under the wing of former freshman standout Tyler Davis. Now it's time for the freshman All-American and ACC Defensive Rookie of the year from Maryland to do the same with this year's freshman class.

Spring Practice Observations: Justyn Ross as
Spring Practice Observations: Justyn Ross as "Colonel Mustard" leads the way
A sunny day on the Clemson practice fields, watching Colonel Mustard in the conservatory. Check out David Hood's practice observations.

Lyn-J Dixon: Transferring wasn't option for him because Clemson equips for life
Lyn-J Dixon: Transferring wasn't option for him because Clemson equips for life
Many people expected Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon to test the transfer portal at some point over the last few seasons, but Dixon has never wavered from his commitment to the Tigers. With the starting job up for grabs this season, Dixon is maintaining his stoic attitude and only has one worry: himself.

Elliott looking for improvement from offensive line, offense as a whole
Elliott looking for improvement from offensive line, offense as a whole
Clemson’s offense certainly wasn’t bad last season, but offensive coordinator Tony Elliott sees plenty of room for improvement.

Clemson offensive lineman admits performance last season
Clemson offensive lineman admits performance last season "pisses me off"
Offensive lineman Walker Parks is edgy, and he doesn’t mind showing a little bit of a mean streak when he’s on the field. So it’s no surprise when Parks answers a question with the most brutally-honest answer possible.

From baseball to football, Tony Elliott happy staying at home in Clemson
From baseball to football, Tony Elliott happy staying at home in Clemson
Tony Elliott works long hours during the fall and spring, and there are days when he is a little later making it home than your typical 9-to-5 working dad. But even when he isn’t home sometimes, he knows where can find his two sons, Ace and AJ, and that’s working on their baseball swings at the neighborhood tennis court with Clemson baseball assistant coach Bradley LeCroy.

COVID diagnosis, wife's illness were only part of a rough 2020 for Tony Elliott
COVID diagnosis, wife's illness were only part of a rough 2020 for Tony Elliott
Tony Elliott walked off the Tigers' practice field in late December and learned that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would have to miss the College Football Playoff Sugar Bowl against Ohio St. One of his first thoughts was, 'What have I done?’

Clemson 2021 skill positions early look: RB and WR
Clemson 2021 skill positions early look: RB and WR
Clemson finished 10th in total offense and sixth in passing offense last season. Now, they must replace QB Trevor Lawrence, but after DJ Uiagalelei’s two-game trial by fire, replacing the all-time great Tiger QB seems less daunting. Taking a closer look.

Swinney moves Justyn Ross to the slot, says Tigers are
Swinney moves Justyn Ross to the slot, says Tigers are "back in business"
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told the media Monday evening that Ross, one of the nation’s most dangerous receivers, has been practicing at the slot or “5-man” receiver position in the Tigers’ offense. That’s the same spot that allowed Amari Rodgers to put together a career-year in 2020 and saw Hunter Renfrow fashion a 186-catch career that is fifth in Clemson history.

DJ Uiagalelei watched Trevor Lawrence and learned valuable lessons in 2020
DJ Uiagalelei watched Trevor Lawrence and learned valuable lessons in 2020
DJ Uiagalelei walked onto the practice fields at Clemson last spring and he watched the tall, lanky quarterback destined to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Uiagalelei watched how Trevor Lawrence acted on and off the field, how he composed himself in the classroom and in the team meeting rooms, and how he interacted with the community at large. And he learned.

3/1Swinney likes his freshmen as Tigers get physical at practice
3/1ESPN's Kiper breaks down draft prospects of Etienne, Rodgers, Powell and Carman
3/1Would Swinney use transfer portal to add a corner?
2/27Yellow Jerseys Everywhere: Tigers have plenty of walking wounded this spring
2/26Skalski says coming back for sixth year was easy decision
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2/25Time to Attack 2021: Swinney excited about start of spring practice
2/24Tigers go the route of the Buckeyes, mad at Clemson for loss in Playoff
2/24Plenty of New Faces: Swinney details multiple staff changes as spring practice begins
2/24Let the fun begin: Spring practice kicks off fun weekend in Clemson
2/23Spring Forecast: Clemson secondary seeks rebound, right mix in 2021
2/22A little Tiger earns his wings: Cole Henderson's inspiring story will live on
2/22Spring Forecast: Veteran-led linebacker corps bolsters Clemson front-seven
2/21Spring Forecast: Tigers bring back starting group, high expectations on D-line
2/20Spring Forecast: Tigers seek to build competition, depth on O-line
2/19Spring Forecast: 'WRU' looks to next man up in playmaker roles
2/18Spring Forecast: How will competition shake out in stacked Clemson RB group?
2/17Spring Football Forecast: Big offseason ahead for young Clemson QBs
2/16Spring Football Forecast: Sunny with a chance of championships
2/14Swinney says Clemson is special, making it hard for coaches to leave
2/13Swinney compares Trevor Lawrence to NBA All-Star Steph Curry
2/12Trevor Lawrence impressive as new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, NFL look on
2/11Trevor Lawrence Pro Day brings national showcase for Clemson football
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