ACC Summer Football Check-in with Clemson’s Rubbing the Rock

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Nov 23, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers cheerleaders during the fourth quarter Citadel Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 52-6. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

STG: What has been the consensus opinion of Clemson football fans during the summer? Is there optimism for the upcoming year, pessimism, or anything in between?

RTR: Well, like most fanbases, Clemson’s is all over the map with their expectations. I think most reasonable fans realize that this probably isn’t going to be Clemson’s year though, at least in terms of winning the ACC.

Florida State should be a national title contender again and Clemson has so much talent to replace. There is plenty of optimism regarding other goals though. Ten or so wins and another top-tier bowl game are probably the expectation, given that there are really only about three games that really worry most Clemson fans–Georgia, Florida State, and, of course, South Carolina.