Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said their teams in the national championship is what you play for all season long, and they will meet again in Monday’s National Championship game.
Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship game for the third time in four seasons
Although Clemson has spent a lot of their time in Dallas getting ready for Notre Dame and this weekend’s big game, there was some time for the Tigers outside of prepping for the Cotton Bowl to give back.
Clemson and Notre Dame players and coaches took center stage at the Cotton Bowl breakout sessions early Wednesday morning, and much of the reaction centered on the suspension of three Clemson football players.
For the Clemson Tigers, having the opportunity to compete in a College Football Playoff national semifinal at one of the most popular NFL stadiums around is something they have been looking forward to since Selection Sunday.
The experience of preparing for the playoffs in the three previous seasons does help with how to manage practices and the players. Dabo believes in the Tigers formula to be successful in the postseason.
Dabo Swinney’s squad have all but made Charlotte their second home as they’ve won the last three ACC titles at Bank of America Stadium over the last three seasons. This year, they look to make history as the only team to capture four straight conference championships in ACC history.
Will Muschamp and his players have gone by the mantra “Each Week Is A Season” since the start of the 2018 campaign. If that is truly the case, this week is the season that fans across the Palmetto State have been looking forward to the most.
Clemson held South Carolina to just eight third-quarter points to rally from a 16-point halftime deficit, but the Gamecocks outlasted the Tigers 69-57 at Colonial Life Arena on Thursday for their second win of the season.
Florida St. mascot Chief Osceola rode Renegade to midfield for the pregame spear plant, threw the flaming spear into the turf at midfield and the spear fell over, snuffing out part of the flame. Things got worse for the Seminoles from there.