Clemson, Alabama, Football discussed on First Things First


If at the beginning of this decade when Nick Sabin already won a title mile Bama, and was setting up this infrastructure. If you come to me, or I think anyone and said, hey, there's going to be one team that by the end of the decade is. Oh until neck and neck with Alabama urine. You're out people might have said see they might have said Oklahoma. They might have said, well, how state they might have said, Texas, Mata said floored. Clemson wouldn't have been one of the first fifteen Clemson. They won the national title Eighty-one there. They before this run. They had the same history of twenty five other college football programs in place that hasn't been historically a hotbed to recruit from four them. They're competing with us see schools like what he is done. There is remarkable. It has created a new powerhouse program in college football out of nearly thin air. So I I right now contemporary contemporaneously they in Alabama are clearly neck and neck and what he's doing in remaking. What Clemson football is to me is nothing short of remarkable. Yeah. There's a lot of good programs in college football right now. The the criminal crown has been Clemson and Alabama last week in talking with Ryan day in in recent than last couple of days, we got a lot of kids. They're gonna come out of school. And I've been just conversating with the coach his recruitment Hieaux, and he's recruiting the nation. But it's in with Clemson and Alabama in mind, he saying, yeah, I need kids. I want kids from Ohio. Yeah. I want kids from around the nation. Yes. But if these kids can't help me be Clemson and Alabama, that's the standard in college football. And with a high of state having won the top five program, one of their coaches, telling me, yes, I think everyone else in college football should recognize Clemson and Alabama. They are step above Georgia, Texas, Ohio State, and Michigan and these other schools are going to have to from a quarterback standpoint billing to protect that quarterback. And getting after the quarterback, you're going to have to build a match what these teams have been able to do what I think is Warren portent, especially with the retirement of urban Meyer. There's only one coach on the level of Nick Sabin. And that's Davos wing all there is no other than the legendary coaches in college football, Davos waning and Nick Sabin or the only. To own that level, everyone else's Spiring to get to that level. So not only from a coaching standpoint because that helps recruiting care. All right because you can go in there and say, yeah, man, we stood either. I with the beast four times in the last several years, and we will them twice that. Right. There is the best stat that Clemson has going for and the other schools we've seen go on four or five year run either at historical or infrastructure recruiting advantages. We saw what urban did it Florida that unbelievable run? But it is not he shouldn't have been shocking. Anyone that you get all time? Great head coach in a place like the university of Florida that he can build a juggernaut we've seen with the university of Miami is done multiple times over the last thirty years. What did under Pete Carol all of those made sense to me like what Oklahoma? I know the only one the one title was stoops, but what they were able to do in year in year out being a top five team, Florida state with all those things made sense for the reason I brought up the coach K example is. For a guy to take over a a smart kid school in Chapel Hill backyard, North Carolina's backyard, and then all of a sudden make them the premier program in college basketball. How does that happen? Clemson to do what he's done in the SEC's backyard in a school that had always been a second tier football school compared to the top teams is remarkable. How did he do it? What can you pinpoint and say, well, this is this is where it really changed? This is where it really happened..

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