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"Inching closer to the national title, six twenty to go out of the gun a gun run straight ahead run for Tabin feast. He's inside the forty and down at the thirty yard line. So Davos way, the former walk on wide receiver at Alabama. Assistant coach, gene stallings and Mike. Do polls at Alabama. About to win his second national championship. That means he and Nick Sabin will be the only act of coaches with multiple national titles with the retirement covered and Meyer. Great love for Alabama from the Birmingham native dabble Sweeny. But. He has established himself as a legend. Now at Clemson the long way to go at his career. He's forty nine years old second and six pass to the near side the right for wars the completion of TJ chase. Josh job the tackle in space near the. New their side numbers. But the clock is the issue now five twenty three and running fourth quarter and flips leading forty four to sixteen. Here's the thing. I really like Trevor Lawrence has been right now, they're believing clock. But they're not bleeding a standing in the line of scrimmage. He's keeping them in a modified huddle to the very last minute. So when they break the huddle, they go to the line of scrimmage and are able to snap and run the play in rhythm really smart by quarterback to do that rather than wait at the line of scrimmage asleep. This is a staff that we as well as anybody, but they can really coach the football part of it as well. Third down in six. It's a shotgun. Run for Lawrence, many powers for the first. Now, they had them wrapped up about two yards shy of the line. He just kept churning his legs forward and took Shaheem Carter the safety for a ride and a first down at the thirty one yard line of Alabama with four thirty five to go. We talk about the many connections between these two programs the top three winningest head coaches in Clemson football history or all Alabama grad. Frank Howard, the legend one sixty five year, the great connection a bear Bryant Davos about the is one hundred and sixteenth daddy Ford. Number three ended a championship winning coach that wants in the first bag in nineteen Eighty-one Adam choice runs off the left side for two four minutes to go until they'll celebrate another national championship in the upstate of South Carolina. Right now JC chalk on the field. The. Nephew grandson, a gene stallings, and we'll swayed on another backup wide receiver in the holder on their PAT's and field goals. He's in a wide receiver. Lawrence Gan bleeding the play clock. It's down to five three and a half left of the game design quarterback run to the left. He takes off runs over his lead. Walker to get a first down wall might be out at the end. There's a big pile or maybe Lawrence continue to go. I'm going to question that play call. The national championship. This game is over this guy is the franchise quarterback or that I toward the fed of your title next year. I don't think I'd get a hint seriously hurt this situation. Some of the starting offense of and cutting off the field now to hubs on the sideline of how good is that? That's like bringing guys out of a basketball game to the crowd could cheer for your office of line who has really played. Well, if protecting your quarterback, they get a standing ovation coming off the fear Mitch high playing his last game is fifty seventh career start tonight. All American that's more than any player at any position clubs in history. Justin, false finale was centers come out. The celebration continues timeout called. Tony Elliott offensive coordinator told us before the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in a semifinal when Clemson really took the step to being team could challenge to win the championship every year. It was one their offensive line move to that caliber for long time the bed l'hotel defense a lot of skill players on offense, but the offensive line wasn't dominant. Now, it can be I really felt it again. This is the fourth year in a row clemson's been in the playoffs. And as I watched them this year. This is the best offensive line. They had everybody knew about their defensive line, and maybe working against that defensive line day in and day out does that of life. But it's the most physical group up front that they've had in the playoff era. Let's check in with Holly role during this time out with two forty five to go and Clemson leading forty four to sixty and Holly. Well, guys, when you talk to dabble, a he told us for a long time that this was the best team he's ever had. But it also had the best leadership twenty six seniors every single one of those seniors got a vote for captain before the season started. This has been great leadership in moments where they felt the season could slip away after the transfer of Kelly. Bryant was the senior leadership that stepped up and kept this team on course. And now to see those senior celebrating down here in this moment, all twenty six guys have had such an impact on this. Clemson team, Dabo Sweeney said it best we just love each other. He had a team meeting yesterday with all these seniors because he just wanted to love up on him. One more time before they went out in this game. And with this win. The Clemson senior class will have fifty five wins that will match this Alabama senior class, and they will tie for the most wins by a class division one football history with fifty five apiece and two national championships. The piece we talked about has Clemson closed the gap with Alabama. Yes, they have they are jet. Even now, it's officially closed, then what the way they recruiting. They're both going to be around a while. Holly mentioned a lot of seniors. But a lot of top talent right behind them. I think I think right now in college football you've got four teams that are to me. The way they're built the way there can recruit the way they're infrastructure is our support staff facilities. I think there's four teams that are at any league level these two, of course. And I think Georgia and Ohio State or two teams that are very very similar, and none of those four teams are going anywhere quickly, and they are going to be competing for championships for many years to come. Now chase Bryce comes into the game out of the timeout for Clemson. He will be remembered as one of the heroes of the season. Even though he was the third string quarterback at the start of the year. Is he comes on the field? Christian Wilkins the team leader defensive lineman sobbing on the Clemson sideline with tears of joy chase Bryce rescued them. Lawrence got hurt in that game against Syracuse game. Five of the year. Throw them down the field at the end of the game completed a pass on fourth down and six other three minutes to go when they had to have the finished the drive with a touchdown beat Syracuse by four without that. They're probably not here on his first play. Tonight's game me hands off to Adam choice straight ahead of the fourteen yard line, Dabo Sweeney and a big embraced with Christian Wilkins. This. Final leaders. You could have in a program. Great student graduated in two and a half years. One the Campbell trophy for the top student athlete in college football. Very cool to see those guys at all chose to come back because they love clumps, and they love the culture. They all made their decisions individually. Second down and six shotgun snap. The Bracy names Adam choice playing in his last game. Graduate student of Thomas Ville, Georgia Shaheen partner, made a tackle gay couple under two minutes to go. One fifty in the clock running Clemson has dominated this national championship game lead forty four to sixteen with Bryce now the quarterback, he's a freshmen redshirt outta Grayson Georgia. The hugs continue on the Clemson sideline. A big hug with Trevor lords Christian Wilkins the week Lawrence became the starter. Wilkens took the breakfast on Thursday said relax. We have you as a team. Don't put the way to the world on your shoulders. Even though you're stepping in on undefeated team national championship aspirations, which will be realized Bryce a play fake on the inside hand keep the runaround right in got wrestled down by Anthony Jennings. Who still in their loss on the play back near the twelve and the clock will run under one minutes ago? It's at one minute right now standing between Clemson to the national title with the Tigers looking at fourth down and five at the Alabama twelve. The largest loss for Alabama under Nick Sabin. Prior tonight was fourteen points that happened. Three times blasted a two thousand fourteen Sugar Bowl installed. Oklahoma Davos, ladies wife, Kathleen down on the sideline with a hug before. Her husband fourth-down. Handoff datum choice city picks up. The first down runs up the middle on fourth and five against seven. And a will not have to snap. It again. Daboh gets the Gatorade bath on the sideline. Clemson will win its third national championship in college football the clock still twenty but they are swarming. The field. Many running to their section of fans to the left. One of the great fan base is in college football, Dabo Sweeney and Nick Sabin good. Friends shaking hands. Seemed to kind word from Nick Sabin for Daboh is Padam on his left shoulder with next right hand, photographers everywhere and the clock is right out. Now, clemson. Bigs Alabama forty four to sixty days each won two national championships in the five year history of the college football playoff after Oklahoma. Ohio State won the first. The clips of the first team in major college football to finish fifteen at all since eighteen ninety seven. Damian Harris of Alabama over one day on the bench with two Tunga lower. He's fighting off tears. Here's Holly, Rome. Christian. Clock wound down. I thought you'd be exuberant and jumping and joyful like you normally are. But it scares streaming down your face. How do you describe this feeling of what you've accomplished? Marquette to start this this really special where we set out to do this at the beginning of the year. You can't you can't you can't script. This is really special. Everybody on the team everything. Everyone's sacrifice auto work. We put up for four years, then it really paid off. This is really special. I can't family all my brothers enough. This express rock. We really did it. We the best ever fifty to know ain't nobody taking that promo. Not only are the best ever this year. But."