Clemson Football: Depth will be more important than ever in 2020

Trevor Lawrence Clemson Tigers Lyn-J Dixon (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Trevor Lawrence Clemson Tigers Lyn-J Dixon (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

The 2020 Clemson football team has to build depth

The 2020 Clemson football season could be one of the most interesting in school history.

At this point, there are no uniformed guidelines in place for how teams will handle playing during the COVID-19 era. Medical experts have pointed to testing as the big key, but how that testing will be done and what it will look like are questions that have yet to be answered.

The interesting portion- from a football perspective- is what COVID-19 could do to a football team.

Take, for instance, weekly testing. We could see a situation where an asymptomatic player tests positive and, therefore, has to quarantine for the next 14 days. What if an entire QB room was to test positive? Teams could absolutely have a star player- who they had designed their game plan around- test positive just a day or two before the game is played.

That could create some interesting situations that simply cannot be planned for ahead of time.

That’s why depth will be more important than ever for Clemson football

When looking at this 2020 Clemson football season, it will be more important than ever for the Tigers to develop depth.

Clemson is going to need to have Taisun Phommachanh and D.J. Uiagalelei ready to go at quarterback just in case. The Tigers are going to need to continue developing depth at offensive line because you simply don’t know what the future will hold.

It will be interesting to see how the Tigers, specifically, handle this season.

Could they take the Bruce Arians approach and potentially quarantine a quarterback so they can guarantee that they’ll have someone available? Will there be certain quirks to the roster that we’re not used to seeing simply as a way to take extra precautions?

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There are more questions than answers at this point, but there’s no doubt that this 2020 season could be one of the craziest and unpredictable in College Football history.