5 Clemson Football players in a battle for their job in Spring Football

With both coordinators returning for the first time since 2021, this spring for Clemson Football will be less focused on installation and more focused on evaluation.

Clemson offensive lineman Tristan Leigh (70) during the fourth quarter of the ACC Championship
Clemson offensive lineman Tristan Leigh (70) during the fourth quarter of the ACC Championship / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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February is a month when Clemson Football and its peers are focused on recruiting for the future, but when the calendar turns to March the focus will change to spring football.

The program gets 15 practices during the spring window. With three coordinator changes over the past two seasons, much of spring was focused on new faces, new systems, and new lingo.

While there were two position coach changes (Matt Luke for offensive line and Chris Rumph for defensive ends), the Tigers go into a spring with both coordinators returning for the first time since 2021.

This means for most groups there will be less installation and more evaluation (the main exception being offensive line).

As always, several positions in the starting lineup have been vacated by players graduating or leaving for the NFL, and in one case by a transfer. While there might be a favorite who could be penciled in as the presumptive starter, there are reasons why we can expect there to be competition for some of those spots.

There are also a few spots where last year’s starters return but they could be pushed by players on the depth chart behind them.

These are five positions where the returning starter or presumptive starter could be challenged for their spot in the starting lineup.

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