Listen: Nick Sabin, Alabama And Clemson discussed on Early Morning Praise with Larry Tinsley
"Do you believe in the Clemson Tigers? Do you believe that this is now a legitimate rival for the Alabama crimson tide to titles in the last three seasons? Both coming at the expense of Alabama though. This one was nothing like the wine in two thousand seventeen it's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. Good morning to you, Clemson alarm and Tigers football fans. It's good morning to be you that you may not have slapped after the national championship at Levi stadium in Santa Clara, California, sold out seventy one thousand people. So a lot more people in the stadium for college. Football's ultimate game than for what we saw with Niners home games, though that will at some point change. There was a flurry of activity early on. Alabama had its last lead sixteen fourteen. And from that point on. It was literally quite literally all Clemson. We're inside the Quicken Loans studios national mortgage lender. Quicken Loans apply simply understand fully mortgage confidently. It may not seem like it now. But the way that the Clemson Tigers started out in that first quarter with a pair of interceptions onto a Tango Valona and using those interceptions. Then to to score a pair of touchdowns one on a pick six or as I call it the quick six and then the other on an actual touchdown dry once they had stolen the possession away. Those fourteen points were essentially the margin at half. And then margin wasn't so different from the the deficit that Alabama faced against Georgia a season ago. So I'm sure there are a lot of fans around college football expecting some type of a rally we know that that Nick Sabin is the master it making adjustments. Whether it's halftime, whether it's in game, he's got that type of a football mind. He's forgotten more than most of us will ever know. I was expecting adjustment. What I wasn't expecting was a shutout thirty unanswered points by Clemson and a shutout of Alabama in the second half. In fact, if you break it down by minutes, forty four minutes to end the game with zero points for Alabama. That is the jaw drop for me. It's not that the tide lost because we knew Clemson had an incredible program. Not just the seniors who returned for some unfinished business from a year ago member they lost in the national semifinals to Alabama. But also this incredible crop of underclassmen that Dabo Swinney and his staff have recruited not just Trevor Lawrence. But Justin Ross and Travis ATN me all the skill position. Not all of them. But the majority of the skill position players. They're all underclassmen. Until this is just a building blocks similar to what? Ala Bama has done. Sabin at his staff. Bring in blue chip talent, they expect a lot of them early in their careers. And now you've got this success with Alabama that is breeding other programs who are imitating who are raising their expectations. And while I do believe as I've said on the show already. This is a tribute to Alabama the way that Clemson has put its program on the map the way that Clemson under Daboh has figured out a way to beat Alabama. And not just once but twice. It wasn't Justice. Shawn watson. So totally new group of guys in a lot of the offensive skill positions. Yes. There are some seniors that state as I mentioned have now won their second national championship, but lots of turnover in college football. And so it may not feel like it now. But this is a compliment to the standard that Bama has set. And there is a new sheriff Swinney in town right now Daboh and coach Saban, the only active coaches with multiple titles. You can find me on Twitter Ayla radio getting a lot of reaction from college football fans. And I will say I'm pleasantly surprised there have been some tied fans who've actually called in or found me on social media, very often. When a team is sent home in such a fashion. We don't hear much from the fan base of the losing team. But I appreciate what Nick Sabin said. This is not the end our story does not wrap up here. It's out our final chapter this. This loss will not define us. In fact, if you know coach Sabin, you would expect that this will motivate him, even more. Started the second half. When maybe the door was still open for a comeback. The tide had the ball. They're moving the ball. Not in large chunks, not talking about sixty two yard strike to Jerry, Judy. But they have the ball our five plus minutes to start the second half. And they're trying to get into the red zone. They're going forward on fourth down. You can see that Sabin is is being more aggressive trying to come up with ways to spark his offense and a lot of fire. So they convert one fourth down and then they face another. And despite the troubles of their kicker. They line up for a field goal. Snap."