Now that we're in the wake of the Clemson Tigers defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide, 44-16, for the National Championship, it only makes sense that we're going to hear the juiciest hot takes and commentary on the game.
Bad news is that Alabama will likely offer Swinney a blank check to coach his alma mater when 67-year-old Nick Laban retires. "There was a lot of talk about best ever, all year long". Ivy League rivals Yale (1894) and Penn (1897) were the last teams to win 15 games in a season. Etienne scored a school-record 26 touchdowns and rushed for 1,658 yards as a sophomore while the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Ross had six catches for 153 yards with one touchdown versus the Tide to finish with 1,000 yards as a freshman.
The national championship was Clemson's second in three years, proving that Dabo's Tigers have the staying power beyond generational QB Deshaun Watson.
Alabama will be back, but Clemson will nearly certainly be there waiting for them.
The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide, and fourth straight playoff meeting overall, was also the most lopsided CFP final.
Clemson is the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007. There will be questions regarding his suspension for the College Football Playoffs after testing positive for a banned substance in December.