Clemson Football: Tiger offensive line has to come together, and fast.

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The Clemson football offensive line has to come together fast for 2020 success

Perhaps the biggest question for Clemson football heading into the 2020 season is the offensive line.

While there is plenty of talent on the offensive line, the Tigers are going to be tasked with replacing four starters- John Simpson, Sean Pollard, Tremayne Anchrum and Gage Cervenka– in a year where practice time has been hard to come by.

The Clemson football team was only able to have nine practice sessions during the spring and has just now begun to get back into voluntary workouts.

As we progress closer to the start of the season, everyone knows the most important position on the field after the quarterback is the offensive line.

Building chemistry, and doing it fast for Clemson football

The Tigers return one starter- left tackle Jackson Carman– as they head into this season. Carman is a potential All-American and will do an excellent job manning the position in his second full-time year as a starter.

After Carman, there is certainly answers for what the offensive line will look like.

The Tigers are likely to start Jordan McFadden at right tackle, Matt Bockhorst and Will Putnam at offensive guard and Cade Stewart at center. That lineup has plenty of talent- and some experience- you never know until you get on the field.

More so than any other position, the offensive line has to function as a unit. It’s not about individual performances or standing out, it’s about working with your teammates to get the best outcome. Everyone has to be on the same page and that only comes with experience and chemistry building.

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That’s why it will be more important than ever- especially in a season where preseason practice will be slim- for this offensive line to build chemistry and to come together quickly.