Both starting guards are juniors. The center is a senior. The interior of the Clemson offensive line should be sturdy in 2014.
Starters: Senior David Beasley, left guard; Junior Ryan Norton, center; Senior Kalon Davis, right guard
Backups: Eric MacLain entered the spring as a starter, but end the spring as the backup to Beasley. MacLain or senior Reid Webster will fill in behind Beasley, who has started nearly every game over the last two seasons. Norton is backed by Jay Guillermo, a highly-regarded prospect coming out of high school, who is now a redshirt sophomore. The backup options at right guard include Webster and former four-star recruit Tyrone Crowder.
What we learned this spring: Before practice began, Dabo Swinney announced that Beasley would be suspended for the Georgia game. That could mean that MacLain is going to be the guy when things kick off in Athens on Aug. 30. Davis continued his steady work through the spring and will be counted on to anchor the spot to Norton's immediate right. Speaking of Norton, it would appear that his grip on the starting center spot is as firm as ever.
Long-term: Clemson has four offensive tackles committed to the 2015 class, but a couple of them could work inside at some point during their career. Five-star Mitch Hyatt is expected to stay at tackle throughout his time in Clemson. The same could probably be said for four-star Jake Fruhmorgen. The three-star commitments, Noah Green and Zach Giella, may be able to work as swing players. The Clemson coaches hope to add one more lineman in the class, and that guy is likely to be an interior prospect. Zack Bailey, Matthew Burrell and Brandon Kennedy are among those prospects.
Moving forward: Though there isn't much flexibility at tackle, the Clemson coaches do have some room to mix and match at guard and center. Norton has worked some at guard. Davis has played both guard positions, so he can flip to one or the other. Webster and MacLain may not have as much experience, but they can play either of the two guard positions.
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