And the Crimson Tide fans pointed at him immediately after the Tigers raced ahead and took an enormous lead on the way to their 44-16 win.
Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time. The two teams opened as the favorites to win the national championship in 2019, and are likely on a collision course for a fifth straight meeting in next year's playoff.
The Crimson Tide were defeated handily by Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game, but WJOX-94.5 FM in Birmingham ran a pre-recorded commercial from a Hoover-based Academy Sports + Outdoors store advertising Alabama national championship gear.
Here's a look at our final grades for Clemson football both offensively and defensively Monday night in the National Championship.
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"For our seniors to be able to go out 15-0, and truly the best ever", Swinney said". First 15-0 team, to beat Notre Dame and to beat Alabama to do it, this team won 13 games by 20 points or more and led by an unbelievable group of seniors, wonderful group.
"First, I want to thank the Clemson Family for the experience I've gained and the opportunity to play on this team for the past three years", Mullen posted on Twitter. Clemson wasn't ranked No. 1 at any point during the regular season. Justyn Ross caught six balls for 153 yards and a score for Clemson, which shut out 'Bama after leading 31-16 at the half. Against a 5-star team filled with underclassmen led by the 6-6 Lawrence, what chance do the Tar Heels - or anyone in the ACC - have to win such a game?
It's pretty rare to see a Saban-coached team get manhandled.