Clemson 2016 Preview Offense Clemson is coming off a successful 11-3 season, including wins in the ACC Championship Game and Orange Bowl. Interim head coach, Jasonkapon24 has signed a contract extension after finishing the season 5-0 in his 5 games coached. Clemson’s offense will completely change this year under new coach Jasonkapon24. The 5-wide passing scheme will be replaced by a balanced attack led by senior HB Jay Melton and transfer senior Terry McIntire. Melton will be used as a 3rd down and speed back and McIntire will be in short yardage situations. Under the new coaching staff Clemson will run more options and will implement the Wildcat with their 2-back system. Melton ran for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore, but just 328 last season and is considered #2 of the depth chart. Clemson doesn’t have blazing speed at receiver, but Austin Foster (6’4”), Bryson Moore (6’2”), and Antonio Smith (6’2) will be tough to match up against. Clemson’s switch back to a balanced attack had to do with 2 recruits who will start as freshmen: TE Jeremy Scott and FB Isaac Faulk. The O-Line is solid except for left tackle where true freshman Marcus Smith will have to step up. The offensive success may will on Clemson’s 3 true freshman starters. Clemson’s QB battle was won by sophomore Jonathan Jordan who is known for his running ability. No Clemson player on the roster has ever attempted a pass in college football. Defense Under Clemson’s new coaching staff, they have decided to switch from a 3-4 scheme back to a 4-3. Senior DT’s Michael Bradshaw and Kenny Cody should stop the opposing run (combined 619 lbs.) The line backing corps will be led by senior MLB Joel Smith who played very well last season. The secondary is weak this season because Clemson does not have a playmaker at corner. Special Teams Kicking and punting will both be handled by JR punter Justin Nelson, who will challenge for a Groza award and a Ray Guy award this season. Returns will be split between HB Jay Melton and WR Austin Foster.