LSU And Ohio State Should Be Scared Of Clemson, Says ESPN
LSU and Ohio State should be scared of Clemson, says ESPN.
Coming into this season, Clemson was widely regarded as the team to beat.
The defending champions were ranked No. 1 overall and looked to be trotting out a team comparable to the won that dismantled Alabama in last year’s title game.
Despite the fact that they have not lost a single game all season long, Clemson has continuously slipped in the rankings. Much of this is due to the belief that the ACC is weak and they haven’t played any real competition thus far.
Whether that is true or not is debatable. What is not debatable, though, is that as we inch closer and closer to the College Football Playoff people are starting to realize the Tigers are a real threat to win it all again.
Count ESPN’s Jesse Palmer as one of the analysts who believes Clemson could give a lot of programs trouble when it matters most.
“It’s interesting though, normally when we get into the Playoff, historically No. 1 and No. 2 are head and shoulders above the rest, but Clemson is different,” Palmer said on ESPN’s selection show.
“That’s a team you want to avoid. Path of least resistance. That’s why it’s important to see who finishes first. They’re a dominant team since the scare against UNC, beating teams by at least 31 points … and they have the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft in Trevor Lawrence.
“(Clemson has) one of the best defenses and Playoff experience.”
Will Clemson shock the world and prove all the haters wrong by repeating as champs?
We’ll find out soon enough.