1. To win a championship-The schedule sets up for Clemson to be the frontrunner for the ACC Championship and possibly make a run for the National Title. Clemson will start the season with Georgia at home who will likely return only 8 starters on defense. Clemson, also, gets FSU at home and that seems to be the main factor in determining the winner between the 2. If the Tigers can avoid a letdown or 2 they could go to Columbia to end the season with a lot on the line. Next year, it will BCS or bust for Clemson.
2. Chance to beat South Carolina-No legacy at Clemson is complete without a win over their arch rival South Carolina. Not to say a win over the Gamecocks is guaranteed in 2013 but Clemson will have a good shot. Carolina will return only 4 starters on defense and could be if they can manage Clowney. Boyd will leave a huge void in his career if he doesn't have a win over the Gamecocks. Plus, Carolina has never beaten Clemson 5 straight years, and Clemson will have an improved defense to go along with their good offense to prevent the Gamecocks from continuing the streak.
3. A Shot at the Heisman-After Boyd's performance in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, the hype for him will be very high going into the start of the 2013 season. As the ACC Player of the Year he has set himself up to be amongst the front runners right from the start. Boyd's stats show he belongs in the conversation. He had 4410 total yards this season and 46 total touchdowns. The average of the past 3 quarterbacks to win the Heisman is 4523 total yards and 47 total touchdowns. He's right there with those numbers but what Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, and Johnny Manziel did was have big performances in big games. If Boyd can have big games against Georgia, Florida State, and South Carolina and lead Clemson to wins in those games he has a very good shot at winning it.
4. A Chance to Beat Georgia-Boyd hasn't had a chance to take on the Bulldogs. The Clemson-Georgia rivalry used to be big and still is but they don't play each other as much as they used to. It will be the first time the Tigers will play Georgia since 2003. Clemson's last win against the Bulldogs came in 1990 and since the Tigers have lost 5 straight against them. Next year will be as good a chance as any with UGA returning only 3 starters on defense thus giving Boyd any opportunity to pick apart an inexperienced defense. Georgia is a team with national relevance and a win over them will boost Boyd's stock for both the Heisman and the NFL Draft.
5. Cement His Legacy as One of the Best Tigers Ever-Boyd has a few more things to accomplish if he wants to be in the discussion as one of the best quarterbacks ever at Clemson. Most importantly he needs a win over South Carolina. Steve Fuller, Homer
Jordan, Rodney Williams, Wood Dantzler, and Charlie Whitehurst had wins over the Gamecocks. Boyd is already the Tigers career passing touchdown but he's just over 1600 yards away from breaking Whitehurst's record for career yardage. He needs just 23 touchdowns to pass Phillip Rivers career passing touchdown record and only 12 to pass his total touchdown record. Breaking records are big for building legacies but wins have to come to. The 2013 Tiger team will start the season as a national contender and winning an ACC Title could cement his legacy as one of the all-time greats at Clemson.
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