→ Clemson Half-Season Review

The defense still has serious issues: Following an opening-drive three-and-out, Clemson’s tackling got absolutely cringe-worthy, and quick. A sideline pass to Anthony Autry that should’ve been a 15-yard gain, at most, turned into a 53-yard jaunt after safety Jonathan Meeks whiffed on a tackle. Later, Meeks was dragged for at least 20 yards by quarterback Tevin Washington. He wasn’t immune; fellow safeties Travis Blanks and Rashard Hall also had their share of bad angles and poor tackling as Tech rolled up 483 yards.

The Tigers are going to have just outscore opponents going forward. Hopefully, next year–with some new top level prospects–Coach Venables can provide the defensive upgrade Tigers fans were hoping for when Clemson signed him.