Who was going to run the defense for the upcoming Konica Minolta Gator Bowl against Nebraska?
The answer was quickly revealed when head coach Dabo Swinney essentially named assistants David Blackwell and Ron West co-defensive coordinators for the game.
In an interview with CUTigers Wednesday afternoon, Blackwell said bowl preparations have been going extremely well so far.
"It's going good," he said. "We've got a good foundation. Vic's package was very complex so we've got a lot of things to pull from. We've played good defense and the kids are kind of rockin' right along."
Of course the natural question is ... how much of Clemson's scheme will change with Koenning no longer calling the shots?
Koenning's scheme was more of a read-and-react as opposed to bringing unexpected blitzes and pressure. Against the explosive Cornhuskers, that may not be the best way to attack what they like to do best on offense.
Nebraska ranks No. 12 in the nation in scoring offense, and No. 14 in passing, led by senior quarterback Joe Ganz.
Ganz threw for over 3,300 yards and 23 touchdowns this year while directing the Cornhuskers' West Coast attack under first year head coach Bo Pelini.
According to Blackwell, Clemson fans can expect to see some changes, but likely nothing drastically different from what the nation's No. 17-ranked unit accomplished during the regular season.
"With 15 practices, you don't have a whole lot of time to change a ton. We've got eight practices and then they go home for Christmas and we come back for game week and then the bowl," Blackwell said.
"So we kind of go with what we've got. There will be a few personality traits that will come out but other than that it's business as usual."
To hear more about what Coach Blackwell had to say about the upcoming bowl game and also about how Clemson's defense has peformed during the early stages of bowl prep, click the video below: