Clemson football's first game is against Alabama

Update August 29: Saturday's the big day and The State has some pre-game info. After yesterday's solid performance by USC the Tigers look like they might have some tough in state competition for attention this year.

Original post: Clemson will play its first football game of the year against Alabama at Atlanta's Georgia Dome on August 30 at 8 p.m.

Unfortunately, the game is sold out. But you can watch the game on ABC and you can usually buy tickets online. And, of course, there are a number of tickets up for resale (site one, site two, amongst many more.)

View the team's full schedule online.

Also, you may want to check out the team's 2008 outlook information. A quick excerpt:
But, to have similar numbers in 2008, Clemson must replace four of its top six tacklers from 2007. Nick Watkins and Tramaine Billie, a pair of three-year starters at linebacker ranked first and fourth, respectively. The linebacker position is thin as starter Cortney Vincent also will not return. The Tigers also lost Phillip Merling, the first pick of the second round in the NFL draft.

"The offensive line and linebacker positions are areas of concern and areas we will address in August preseason work," said Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden, who is his 10th year at Clemson. "We have moved some players to help shore up those areas and there will be an opportunity for freshmen to gain significant playing time."

While Clemson does have some holes to fill, it also has great depth in some areas. Clemson and Tennessee are the only schools from one of the top six conferences with a returning 1000-yard rusher and 1000-yard receiver in James Davis and Aaron Kelly, respectively. Quarterback Cullen Harper led the ACC in passing efficiency, the first Clemson quarterback to do that in 25 years.