"The way they prepare here at Clemson, the strength and condition program, Joey Batson and Larry Greenlee do a good job of getting those guys ready for the next level", Hopkins told NBC Sports Bay Area after Clemson's stunning 44-16 blowout win in the title game at Levi's Stadium. Justyn Ross caught six balls for 153 yards and a score for Clemson, which shut out 'Bama after leading 31-16 at the half. On Monday, the Tigers became the first college football team to win 15 games in a season since the 19th century.
"There was a lot of talk about "best ever" all year long", Swinney said, according to ESPN.
There is plenty yet to be written as we head into 2019, but first, some team (s) are going to need to figure out a way to beat Alabama and Clemson. Tagovailoa struggled against the Tigers after recovering from ankle surgery, throwing two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown within the first two minutes.
It's pretty rare to see a Saban-coached team get manhandled. It was the same top four in final Amway Coaches Poll. Our goal is to win the closer right there. "I don't measure teams by that, and I know we've got some rabid people that that drives them insane, but I measure our team based on did we get better, did we reach our potential".