Dabo Swinney spent part of his media golf outing addressing a subject that he talked at great lengths last week at the ACC Kickoff - the void on offense left by the departures of some high-profile players.

With Watson, Williams, Leggett, Gallman and Scott now a distant memory, it's time for the next crop of playmakers to step in and see if they can leave their mark on the program.

"On the personnel side, we've got some questions - legitimate questions on paper that are good questions and fair questions," Swinney said.

"Last week, i spent the whole day talking about who's not at Clemson anymore - all day. Very little questions about who's here. We've got competitive, proven winners, great kids, highly intelligent young people that all want to do the job and they've all got high character."

But the coach who now has two national championships on his resume says he feels good about the players on the roster - even the ones who have yet to play in an increased role.

"I guess the biggest challenge is filling the void of that type of production that is gone," Swinney said.

"But it's exciting because I know we have the pieces there. We have the ingredients to be just fine."