Clemson closed out an uneven performance on Monday in its opener against Georgia Tech with a thrilling 10-play, 66-yard touchdown drive led by freshman Cade Klubnik, but following the 41-10 win, coach Dabo Swinney said there isn't a quarterback controversy for the Tigers.

Offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter reiterated that DJ Uiagalelei -- who completed 19 of 32 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown, ran for another score and fumbled once -- remains the clear-cut starter, despite Klubnik's impressive final drive.

"There is no question in my mind, no matter what you all think, DJ has earned the right to be the guy," Streeter said. "And he did some good things that he didn't do last year. It's improvement."

Uiagalelei got off to a slow start against Georgia Tech, with Clemson's offense limping through much of the first half, which included a botched snap on a third-and-1, Uiagalelei's fumble deep in the red zone and several drops from Clemson receivers.

That the Tigers rebounded for an emphatic win -- and a far smoother second half -- offered ample evidence of Uiagalelei's improvement from 2021, when he was among the least efficient QBs in the Power 5.