Hit the Links: The month of coverage leading up to Clemson’s spring game

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson passes a ball before an NCAA college football spring game in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, April 11, 2015. (File/AP Photo)

CLEMSON – Everybody has a job today.

It’s the players’ job to put their best foot forward and prove they’ve paid some semblance of attention to what they’ve been told all spring.

It’s the coaches’ job to figure out just who’s going to rush the passer, who’s going to lock down opposing receivers and who’s going to go by the nickname “Deshaun Watson Injury Insurance.”

It’s the media’s job to try and figure out who those people are going to be based on what we see.

And it’s your job, Joe Fan or Jill Tailgater, to have yourself a merry Spring game. Conditions should be fine today, a bit breezy and not particularly warm out. So, in other words, it’ll feel like it’s early October. You know, football weather.

Before you either head out to Memorial Stadium or launch your web browser to check out Clemson’s progress, here are some key stories to brief you on the Tigers’ spring of 2016:

Orange-White advance | Backup QBs, Clemson players ready for ‘final exam’ in spring game

Scrimmage rosters | Clemson squads announced for Saturday’s spring game

Clemson notes | Cornerbacks audition for starting jobs Saturday

All those freshmen | Tigers undaunted by youth-laden roster

Deshaun Watson | Clemson QB eager for first spring game

Offensive line | Tigers counting on young talent and intelligence up front

Clemson defense | Tigers recognize importance of limiting big plays

Defensive backs | Secondary replacements starting to take shape

Kaleb Chalmers | Clemson dismisses cornerback following drug arrest

Defensive ends | Young pass-rushers have big shoes to fill at Clemson

They’ll be back? | What are Clemson’s chances of getting back to national championship game?

Tony Elliott | OC reflects on first year guiding high-powered offense

Brent Venables | Clean slate for Clemson defensive coordinator

Wide receivers | Mike Williams in, Deon Cain out for spring football practice

-AB