Clemson tries to rebound from a disappointing sophomore season with DJ Uiagalelei.

Tigers quarterback Justin Rudolph expressed gratitude to his teammates.

Coach Swinney, in particular, was a source of support for Uiagalelei. 

It means a lot to me that they represent me and stick up for me. I appreciate that a lot."

However, Uiagalelei intercepted more passes (10). Tigers lost three straight.

"I feel much better now," Uiagalelei said. "Show the world" is his goal this season.

During last year's struggles, Uiagalelei learned valuable lessons about leadership.

In both good and bad times, this season taught me about leadership."

Monday night, No. 4 Clemson plays Georgia Tech in its season opener.