After benching quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei toward the end of last season, the Clemson Tigers are moving into their first full season with Cade Klubnik leading the team, and it sounds like head coach Dabo Swinney is excited about what his new quarterback brings to the offense.
During a recent interview, Dabo Swinney raved about Cade Klubnik’s ability to make “off-schedule” plays.
“He made some great off-schedule plays and extended plays,” Swinney said according to On3. “I mean, that’s what you love. That’s what I love to see. The rest of it will come together when it needs to be, you know, a couple of tough breaks. I mean, it was a great play by Nate. I mean, the ball is right on the money. And it’s, you know, we’ve kind of played a little short and at worst it needs to be incomplete. But we were kind of tight to the body and Nate reached around tupped it and those are supposed to be picks, you know …
“But he did a heck of a job and what you love about him is, man he can extend. I mean, he can really turn you know 2.8 seconds in eight, nine seconds. It’s just hard … But he’s had a great spring for sure. A really, really good spring. And I’m just pleased with what we’ve been able to get in and so yeah, as being incomplete, yes, we know that but we still have been able to get everything installed. We’ve still been able to lay a good foundation. And now it’s going to come together nicely. I really believe that.”
It will certainly be interesting to see what Klubnik brings to the Clemson offense this season.