Listen: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson And Alabama discussed on Clark Howard
"Reference here without hamstring injury. He will be on a basically a pitch count tonight. Ten to fifteen snaps is what they're expecting. But mere senior cabinet as far as below with that ankle he's wearing a compression sleeve on his lower left leg over to Clemson now with Holly. Rowe holly. Well, earlier tonight when Clemson was warming up they were wearing warmup shirts be legendary. They have come out at the time Lau in their uniforms, and they are so excited every game. We've done this year. This is our fourth Clemson game. They have had their defensive tackle come out first and lead the charge. But tonight, it was the left tackle Mitch Hyatt. I feel like that's a good because this offensive line for Clemson has to be upfront. Be ready and be able to withstand the pressure of Alabama's great defensive front. Mitch Hiatt setting the tone early heat led the Clemson tires outta the locker room. Alabama has just won the toss. Crimson tide defers. So Clemson will receive the football. As they meet in the college football playoff for the fourth year in a row from the third time. Title first time in the history of the college football playoff two undefeated teams in the winter will be the first fifteen an old team in major college football since Penn in eighteen ninety seven whether is good after some rainy day. Phil looks terrific life questions about the grass field. No problems there and even down on the field watching warm ups. No problem with footing guys moving very cleanly should be a fast track, which is good for both teams. Sixty one degrees at kickoff. Very little breeze. Matter of fact, the flags on the top of the stadium Levi stadium the home of the forty Niners barely moving. We are positioned. If you're watching on TV the same side is the play by play cameras on television about the thirty yard line camera left. So most of the field is to our rights and the teams huddled around their head coaches and special teams coaches getting ready to begin this national championship game you played in one. What's it? Like right now. I'll tell you what there's a lot of anxiety that the atmosphere the energy the electricity you feel at all right now. But as soon as that ball is kick and as soon as Trevor Lawrence takes his first snap and runs his first play that kind of all goes away, and you focus in teams taking the field now. Alabama to kickoff. Joseph full of us will kick off from our left to our rights. He has the ball just inside the far hash Mark the left and backed deepest for Clemson at his own four yard line is dairy on Kendrick not a big leg for boulevard. This season only forty four touch backs in one hundred sixteen checkoffs remember Kendrick had a little mishap put the ball on the ground in the semi final game against Notre Dame. All of his left arm signals. He's ready to go and approaches the ball, and we are underway to the far side and a fair catch made by the numbers at the three yard line, by Kendrick. So Clemson content to start at the twenty five yard line led by Trevor Lawrence, the true freshman from Carter's Bill, Georgia six six two hundred fifteen pounds. And if there is something that he cannot do we haven't seen it, very poised has tremendous aren't talent. I'd be interested to see what Daboh chooses to do. I think they want to get him off to a fast. Start some easy. Quick throws to start the football game. Get him in a garden. A pistol travesty on the running back slightly behind Lawrence through his right to receivers to weakside and tight. Till the offensive lineman direct snap Lawrence straight back. Tried to throw the flat, and it's batted down by an Bernie Jennings. They are trying to start with a simple swing pass to the right and Jennings. A linebacker behind the line of scrimmage knocked it out of the air. That's one where you wish your tackle. What kind of get those arms down? He's got put his helmet in the midsection. There will go quickly back to the line of scrimmage. Balmy left hash marks second down and ten. DT n now slightly behind Lawrence to his left to receivers to each side. It's a toss. Table laughed and out of bounds. After a three yard gain. Mac Wilson will linebacker with the help. From Xavier McKinney is safety. Look like Lawrence for a moment might run and then the old fashioned. Aw. Trying to get the ball the perimeter make these defensive linemen run a little bit. I third down situation. Looks like dime. Coverage sixty bags for Alabama on third down and seven twenty seconds in first possession of the game Clemson from its own twenty eight yard line again to receivers to decide one right behind. The other direct snap out of the gun. Lawrence. Throws a little too hot to handle four hundred Renfro the fastball seemed to catch Renfro off guard along the near sideline covered by the freshman. Patrick ser tan, it's a three and out for the Clemson offense. That's a confidence boost for Patrick ser tan. They really picked on him Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Went after him ten times. First time they go after him tonight. He makes a nice play. Putting situation if each team is a little shaky it might be in special teams. Jalen Waddell, back for Alabama standing at his own thirty will spires. The potty average is thirty nine and a half per punt both teams like trick plays and special teams. And they're well aware that. Snap and a good bit by spires and backpedaling Twenty-one the precedent wattle. Excellent kick by fires. The son of the former major league baseball player. Bill. Spiers fifty one yard putt. So Alabama's first offensive possession at a scoreless game. But just forty seconds gone by begins from their own twenty one yard line led by a tunnel. Vilo a true sophomore fourteen at all is the starting quarterback all of those this season as he took over Jalen hurts after Congo Bilo came into the second half, and let them from behind to beat Georgia and all the time, but the national title left-hander starts out of the gun Damian Harris the running back a fake the Harrison complete up the near sideline and out of bounds. At the twenty eight yard line is Irv Smith. Excellent receiving tight end. They'll market of a twenty nine that's forty one catches for urge Smith. Now. This is a research. Leaving core that has five guys with over thirty six catches earth. Smith one of those five to go with a talented wide receiver. I right hash. Mark the near has markers. They go left to right again the gun tunnel. Vilo Damian Harris his left now three receivers wide to the left and one tight to the right? This has direct snap. Quick throw against pressure on target for a first down on your sideline tastes Beth pot. The national championship winning touchdown pass it over time last year out of bounds. Their side of the forty one gain of twelve and a first down KENDALL Joseph."