Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) participates in warm ups prior to the Tigers game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thinks every underclassmen but Sammy Watkins should return

Other than being routed by the Florida State Seminoles at home back in October, the Clemson Tigers have had themselves another banner year. They’re currently 9-1 and are in line for a BCS at-large berth if the ‘Noles continue on to the BCS National Championship Games.

This talented group of players–who beat a healthy Georgia team to begin the season–are compromised of a lot of underclassmen. Many of those might be toying with throwing their names into the 2014 NFL Draft, including WR Martavis Bryant and DE Vic Beasley.

At the end of last season, star QB Tajh Boyd decided to return for his senior year to pursue a National Title and a Hesiman Trophy.

Well, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney thinks that most of these guys should do the very same for 2014–well, except for one:

“I don’t think any of those (Clemson underclassmen) should come out other than maybe Sammy (Watkins),” Swinney said. “I think all those guys need another year. I don’t think there’s any question about it. If anybody’s telling them otherwise, they’re not very well-informed.

This is probably some sound advice from the coach. Beasley hasn’t had near the second half of the season that he did in the first, and Bryant could use a little work on consistency with catching the ball.

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