Be of good cheer. Few (sane) seem to even be trying.
19-16 last year (despite…), with at least a reasonably credible comeback run afterwards.
ESPN FPI analysis – Clemson's win chance = 52.5% [http://www.espn.com/college-football/team/fpi/_/id/228/clemson-tigers]
“Let’s take a look at what the hardest games on our schedule, ranked from most difficult to easiest…2. Auburn. Auburn has talent and a new quarterback in Baylor transfer Jarett Stidham. These Tigers took some personnel hits on defense during the offseason, but the offense should be in far better shape than it was last season. This game will show both teams where they stand early in the season.”[http://www.tigernet.com/story/football/Clemsons-2017-schedule-Ranking-the-opponents-15871]
I suspect we’ll get everybody’s best ‘til (if/when?) we stumble and, quite likely, afterwards.