Team preview: Clemson

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(All information as of June 20, 2008)


This is Clemson's best chance in years to become ACC champions, a title the Tigers once won with regularity.

But -- and this story line is getting really, really old to Tiger fans -- they haven't brought home the league's championship trophy since 1991, a year before Florida State became the ACC's ninth member. Winning that title is even harder these days, now that there are 12 members, two divisions and an ACC championship game.

There is no doubt, however, that the Tigers have the best group of talent in the ACC's Atlantic Division, which has about six more contenders for the league title than the weaker Coastal Division. Clemson has the league's top returning quarterback in Cullen Harper; the top returning tailback in James Davis; and the top returning wide receiver in Aaron Kelly.