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2017 Schedule
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Countdown to kickoff: Clemson ran 99 offensive plays in last season's national championship game, the most ever by an Alabama opponent. Since 2004, no other team has run more than 85 offensive plays in the title game. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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5dMel Kiper Jr.

Five Tigers make way-too-early rankings

Clemson's Deon Cain ranks high among 2018 NFL wide receiver prospects. He's joined by a whopping four other Tigers in our early position rankings.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina announces three graduate transfer additions from Power 5 programs: Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, Clemson running back Tyshon Dye and Minnesota defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore. All three will be eligible this season.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, throwing up horns while posing for online sports retailer Fanatics.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC commissioner John Swofford said he expects the revenue gap between his conference and the Big Ten and SEC to close once the ACC Network launches in 2019. "That's why we're doing the channel," Swofford said. "We fully expect a gap with particularly the Big Ten and SEC here for a couple of years but that's the very reason we've signed to do what we're doing. We fully expect that gap will narrow considerably when we get the channel up and running."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Allow redshirt freshmen to play in bowl games? Why not? Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and ACC coaches are in favor of revamping the rules to make it happen. "From an overall player welfare standpoint, the length of the season, the maturity and development of guys," Swinney said. "I think guys would be much more engaged when they're redshirted. I don't see a negative at all. All the coaches love it."

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15dMel Kiper Jr.

Top undrafted 2017 free agents to watch

Ben Boulware, the defensive MVP in January's national title game, was arguably the highest-profile draft day snub. But he could contribute in Carolina.

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20dTodd McShay

Way-too-early 2018 mock draft: Wilkins goes top 5

Christian Wilkins figures to be one of the nation's most disruptive interior defensive linemen in 2017. He's the first defensive tackle off the board in our first mock.

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22dAndrea Adelson

Get ready for the Year of the Defense in the ACC

While strong QB play got the ACC's headlines in 2016, the defenses, which feature some of the league's top stars, may generate a national buzz in '17.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

One potential late-round tight end target the Steelers missed out on was Clemson's Jordan Leggett (5th round, Jets). The team had dinner with Leggett around the time of Clemson's pro day. The Steelers were selecting in the late fifth round, 173rd overall, while Leggett went 150th. The team took Utah cornerback Brian Allen.

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