A new head coach, possibly a new quarterback and an offense that may have some new wrinkles. This is not the same ol’ Navy, though at the core, expect the Midshipmen to still rely on the triple-option attack.
With quarterback Sam Hartman now at Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Dave Clawson turn to first-year starter Mitch Griffis to lead the unique Deacons’ offense. As that offense goes, so goes Clawson’s program.
The Tigers hardly struggled last season, but by their standards, it was a lost year. With offensive coordinator Garrett Riley and quarterback Cade Klubnik, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney hopes to have restored proper balance.
Title contenders in 2023 need to find talent through three avenues: Recruiting, development and the transfer portal. As much as Notre Dame struggles with that third, transfers will be a strength this season.