Apr 11, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver George Campbell (6) catches the ball for a touchdown during the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
1. Florida State Seminoles
Without a doubt, this is the hardest game on Clemson’s schedule. The Tigers have not beat the Seminoles since 2011, the year Clemson went on to win the ACC Championship. Florida State will, most likely, be a top-10 team when they come to The Valley this season and should be boasting one of the best defenses in the nation.
The Seminoles could take a step back on either side of the ball, but there is plenty of young talent that Florida State fans are excited about. Although Florida State loses four key starters on defense, they have plenty of experienced two-deep guys that will have the chance to develop by the time November comes around. The same is true with the offense, who will have to replace number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston. Everett Golson is the favorite to win the job and, if he can be consistent, is one of the better quarterbacks in the nation.
The game in November may be a good thing for either team. Clemson and Florida State will both have the chance to gain chemistry and both should be bringing their best game when November 7 comes around. I, personally, would have liked this game earlier because I feel Clemson is more ready than FSU, but either team could win this one. With the game being in Death Valley, Clemson should have the upper-hand and, hopefully, the Tigers can come away with the victory.