It seems to me that our biggest issue is that we simply lost too many key pieces from a year ago. Not only players, but coaches as well. But we're so deep as a program, so well founded, that despite this, we are still one of the best teams and have the potential to win a championship.
Clemson issues are far more serious. As in, they were never that deep of a program to begin with. They play in a crap league and that has glossed over a lot of this for them over the years. They peaked two years ago.