Alabama Football vs Clemson : Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples and Laken Litman explain what Alabama and Clemson need to do to win the College Football Playoff Championship game.
Alabama Football vs Clemson Live
What comes to your head when you’re asked to recall anything about the 2005 college football season? The answer is probably this play:
The entire season built to it with an incredible amount of hype. Texas and USC were clearly the best two teams in the country, and they met for all the marbles in the end. They gave us a game for the ages.
Guess who has a chance to do something similar this year?
“Yeah. That’s history, man,” Vince Young said. “History always repeats itself.”
Young was talking with SB Nation on Sunday, a day before Bama-Clemson Round IV. He was made available through a press tour with Panini America, the collectibles and trading-card company he’s long partnered with.
“So it was a bunch of games like that happened before mine — ours,” young said. “History does repeat itself, and I’m pretty sure USC guys, as well as my teammates, didn’t think that we would be playing one of the biggest college games ever.
USC and Texas were literally wire-to-wire 1 and 2 in the human polls and the BCS standings. Clemson spent some time a bit further down in the polls this year. In the one that matters, though, the Playoff selection committee rankings, Bama and Clemson sat firmly in the top two spots in every announcement.
They’re also the clear top two programs of the Playoff era, now playing for a fourth time. Maybe the simplest testament to their dominance, as Bill Connelly puts it: