The ACC Atlantic figures to be one of the most competitive divisions in the country this season, with Clemson, NC State and other programs in the mix to take home the crown.

Still, Clemson is the favorite to win the Atlantic this season as it returns arguably the best front 7 in all of college football. The Tigers are expected to improve at quarterback, running back and on the offensive line, too.

But that’s not enough for ESPN analyst Jordan Cornette, who questioned Clemson’s quarterback situation.

“Tell me this – I’ll make my decision after you tell me this – who’s going to be the quarterback?”, he said on the Gramlich and Mac Lain podcast earlier this week, via The Clemson Insider. “Who’s honestly going to play? Are they going to have one quarterback the whole season at Clemson? Who’s going to start the first week?”

Clemson’s uncertainty at quarterback is a problem — at least until gets figured out. The Tigers are likely to enter the year with incumbent D.J. Uiagalelei under center, but 5-star freshman Cade Klubnik could also earn playing time. Uiagalelei had the worst passer efficiency rating (108.65) amongst qualified quarterbacks in the ACC last season.

Contrast that outlook with NC State’s Devin Leary, who enters the year with massive expectations. He showed he had the ability to become an All-American after throwing for 3,433 yards and 35 touchdowns last season.

Of course, NC State and Clemson will face off in Death Valley on Oct. 1. That game could go a long way toward deciding the ACC Atlantic winner.

“Y’all are telling me they don’t know who their quarterback is Week 6, and Devin Leary and (linebacker) Payton Wilson are taking care of business on both sides of the football for NC State next year,” Cornette added. “NC State is going to win the Atlantic.”