Despite having three players suspended before the national championship, the Clemson Tigers took care of business against Alabama.
It might not be receiving much attention right now, but those suspensions could present additional issues for Clemson next season.
Although Dexter Lawrence is heading to the NFL, both tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will still be on the roster. It turns out that the Tigers have nearly three more weeks to continue the appeal process for their players that tested positive for ostarine.
Clemson could potentially lose Galloway and Giella for one year if the program doesn't win its appeal.
Dabo Swinney will have a plethora of talent returning for 2019, but the possibility of losing another tight end would really affect the depth chart.
The Tigers are losing Milan Richard and Garrett Williams might pursue a career in the military. The latter of these two tight ends started in 13 of 14 games last season.
In the event that Galloway is suspended it would leave Clemson with a major hole on its offense.
From The Post and Courier:
If Williams leaves and if Galloway’s appeal is denied, that would leave J.C. Chalk, who caught two passes for 21 yards in 15 games, as the only tight end with actual experience at the college level. The Tigers also like early enrollee Jaelyn Lay out of Atlanta, though just a few months ago he was playing high school football.
Galloway finished his season with only five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Nonetheless, his physical intangibles and potential bodes well for his future success in the next few years.
It's safe to say the next three weeks will be interesting for Clemson.