We’re just one week away from the kickoff of Clemson’s 2019 football season. It will be a pretty big celebration on a number of levels.
The Tigers host Georgia Tech, in the first game since the program’s upset win over Alabama to claim the second national championship under Dabo Swinney, and third in program history. Georgia Tech will be taking a big step forward as well.
The Yellow Jackets have a brutal test in their first game of a serious rebuild, moving on from Paul Johnson and the option era to former Temple head coach Geoff Collins. The Tigers are a 36-point favorite over Georgia Tech.
The game is also the first football broadcast on the brand new ACC Network, which launches tonight. It will likely be a blowout, but a very, very eventful one.
Fans attending the game will likely see a number of different celebrations of the 2018 title. Among them is an addition to the East End Zone wall, where the 1981 and 2016 national titles were already commemorated.
TigerNet posted a quick look at the new addition to “Death Valley.”
— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) August 21, 2019
Clemson and Georgia Tech are set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.
The Tigers enter the season at No. 1 in the AP and Coaches Polls for the first time in program history.