With three full weeks of the 2021 college football season in the books, the national landscape is starting to take shape. The cream of the crop has started to rise to the top, while some of the preseason favorites have already taken a step in the wrong direction.
Among the teams that have underwhelmed through the first quarter of the regular season is Clemson. Dabo Swinney’s Tigers narrowly scraped out a messy win over Georgia Tech on Saturday to improve to 2-1, but have shown glaring problems on offense through their first three games.
Apart from an expected domination of South Carolina Upstate, Clemson scored just 17 points in its other two games. That lack of offense has many concerned, including college football analyst Paul Finebaum.
In his weekly Sunday appearance on SportsCenter, the ESPN host called Clemson the most disappointing