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Clemson v South Carolina

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With the news that Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliot is likely headed for Charlottesville to coach the Virginia Cavaliers and athletic director Dan Radakovich heading to Miami to take over the Hurricanes athletic program, there is a bit of adversity around the Clemson football program. While Elliot former co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott may have departed for South Florida a couple of seasons ago, this is the first major shake-up that the Tigers have seen to their coaching since becoming a national title contender year in and year out under Swinney. Swinney must now find replacements for both Elliot and defensive coordinator Brent Venables all while attempting to keep a recruiting class together that is already starting to lose some commits.

Josh Pate, host of the Late Kick Podcast for 247Sports, joined Mac and Bone this morning to talk about what he does see as an issue for the Clemson program.

“It is a critical juncture, probably since he got there, the most critical juncture in Dabo’s tenure as the head coach of Clemson. ”

-Josh Pate on the Mac Attack

Pate did say that he doesn’t think it was terminal, but that there will be a lot of eyes on the Tigers this upcoming season. “They are probably the most fascinating program to watch because of the changes.”