When Dabo Swinney stepped back and surveyed Clemson's offensive performance against N.C. State, what he saw was "a comedy of errors...all correctable."
That gives Clemson's head coach reason for optimism as the Tigers prepare for their homecoming game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
"We've done some good things, and we're 3-0," said Swinney during his Sunday evening teleconference. "With Tajh Boyd, there was a certain point in the game when he just turned it on and played great for a long stretch.
"But it wasn't just Tajh. We had a comedy errors, if you will. We had mistakes at critical times by all positions. We'd make a critical mistake up front, a critical mistake by the quarterback, or one by a receiver or the tight end. And they were on probably most simple things we do.
"We've got to teach and learn and grow. The good news is that we were still able to win the football game. We know we're much more capable."
Swinney said that while the Tigers were 10-of-19 on third down, "we didn't play our best offensively, by any stretch of the imagination. But that's football. It had been 12 days since we played, and our first group didn't have as much continuity as we would have liked.
"But I don't have any doubt at all that when it's all said and done, this will be one of the best offenses to play here at Clemson."