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Which coaches should parents want their kids to play for? (1:37)
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Xavier Thomas might be the next Clowney

The Palmetto State has already produced two recent No. 1 overall prospects at defensive end. Thomas, who is being recruited by the Gamecocks and Tigers, could become the third. Instant-impact 2018 recruits (Insider)

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19hAdam Rittenberg

The 13 "next big thing" coaches in college football

These men are rising stars in college football's coaching community, and here is your starting lineup of coordinators who could be running their own programs in the not-so-distant future.

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Watson previews new dance celebration (0:17)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson and Dalvin Cook, who each received first-place Heisman votes in 2015, were not unanimous preseason All-ACC picks. Going into the season they are clearly the favorites for the conference's player of the year. Maybe there will be an ACC QB and two RBs better than those two, but it's hard to justify leaving them off preseason ballots.

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Watson looks up to Newton (1:30)
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Watson embracing expectations (0:59)
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Watch: Deshaun Watson on SportsCenter

Clemson's Heisman favorite is in Bristol to discuss this season's high expectations. Last year, Watson accounted for an ACC-record 47 TDs. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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2dChris Low

Who CFB coaches want their kids to play for

We asked SEC and Big 12 coaches which colleagues they would send their sons to play for. The list starts with Bob Stoops, but Mark Dantonio and David Shaw weren't far behind.

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Deshaun Watson is back for more

The Heisman hopeful from Clemson led the FBS in total offense and accounted for an ACC-record 47 touchdowns last season.

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3dTravis Haney

Triple threats: CFB's top 10 defensive trios

A strong defense in college football means skill at all three levels: Defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary. Which three players make up the nation's best?

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt on recruiting Deshaun Watson to UGA: "I told (OC) Mike Bobo, this guy is going to take someone to a national championship." Richt said he was convinced as soon as Clemson signed Watson, they'd be great. His take on Watson's TD pass vs Georgia in his first career game: "I was glad they took him out after that."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had high praise for returning cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, the anchor of a secondary that lost three draft picks off last year's group. "The fact that he came back is huge for us," Swinney said. "He has a chance to be a high first-round pick. He's got what everybody's looking for. He can fly. He's tough, he's physical, he's long. He's got a chance to be really, really special."

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Dabo Swinney on keeping his team motivited

Clemson's Dabo Swinney talks about keeping his team motivated after last year's success, what it takes to build a winning program & the ties between Clemson and Alabama.

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Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)
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Dabo Swinney on benefits of playing football

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney dishes on football's benefits, the criticism of the sport, the possible elimination of kickoffs from the game, the Tigers' loss in last season's title game and the ACC's strength.

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Swinney pays off bet to Saban (2:05)
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Swinney wants to finish season with no regrets (1:36)
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Watch: Dabo Swinney joins SportsCenter

ACC coaches are scheduled to descend on Bristol this week, including Clemson's Dabo Swinney on Monday. The defending ACC-champion Tigers are No. 4 in ESPN's Football Power Index. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Swinney: Football unifies, brings people together (2:41)

Team Stats

Passing Yards288.523rd
Rushing Yards222.223rd
Points For38.515th
Points Against20.218th

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