ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is one of the most respected analysts in college football, and he is bullish on the Clemson offense. With Deshaun Watson at quarterback and playmakers like Mike Williams and Wayne Gallman, he believes the Tigers will have the best unit in the country in 2016.
As he does on occasion, Herbstreit fielded college football questions from fans on Twitter. When asked about Clemson's offense, he said that he believes the Tigers will average over 40 points per game this fall.
He doubled down on the statement later on, in response to a South Carolina fan.
Clemson was close to the 40 points per game mark last season, when the Tigers averaged 38.5, good for 16th in the nation. 12 teams averaged at least 40 points last season, with Baylor coming in on top at 48.1 points per game. Clemson's total offense ranked No. 11 in the nation at 514.5 yards per game.
The Tigers open the season at Auburn on September 3.