The Clemson football defense is once again going to be in rebuilding mode after most of the back seven on defense has moved on.
This is nothing new for Clemson football defensive coordinator Brent Venables. For most of his time as the Tigers coordinator, he has had to rebuild, or in this case, reload parts of his defense. Being able to recruit at the level that Clemson does, makes it a little easier, though there is no substitution for live in-game action.
In 2020 for the Tigers, they are going to have to replace several NFL draft picks on defense as well as the couple seniors that they had to say goodbye to. The good news for the Tigers, they have some absolute studs coming in to provide depth and hope that they can step in right away and play some significant minutes.
Like we did Tuesday with the Clemson football offense, let’s take a look at the Tigers defense and whether they will be better or worse than they were in 2019.
There is no doubt that the Tigers are in a place where they reload and not rebuild. However, part of that reload process is establishing your starters, building depth, and getting everyone to a place where they know their role within the system and are executing as one unit.
During this process, there are going to be mistakes and times where they don’t look like they will halfway through the season.