Was The National Championship More About Watson or More About Clemson?

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    Only 13 programs recruit well enough to win the 2016 title, and Clemson was one of them. Called the blue chip ratio.
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    The 13 teams to reach the blue-chip threshold this year are Alabama, USC, Ohio State, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida State, Michigan, Auburn, UCLA, Texas A&M, Georgia, Clemson, and Texas.

    This list includes schools that have won 12 of the last 14 national championships (Florida won the other two and met the mark at the time; it’s at 39 percent for 2016 after a recent coaching change). It also includes eight other national title game appearances in that span.
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    Clemson.

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    Clemson. They had their moments over the season but pulled it together or dominated when they had to. I think the biggest credit is to Dabo.

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    Clemson....not even close.

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    Love Watson, but it's Clemson.

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    Let's see what happens over the next 10 years. Congrats Clemson - don't see it lasting.

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    Great, great college QB.

    But let's be honest. His WRs won that game on the last drive with two amazing catches.

    Clemson is going to miss Watson without question and he seems like an easy kid to root for but I say the answer is "Clemson."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Great, great college QB.

    But let's be honest. His WRs won that game on the last drive with two amazing catches.

    Clemson is going to miss Watson without question and he seems like an easy kid to root for but I say the answer is "Clemson."
    His WR's are gone now too. So it will be interesting to see how that offense looks next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Yep. OSU should have just lost to Indiana earlier in the year instead of MSU and that season would have been looked upon completely different. They both had poor performances against non power 5 schools (NIU for OSU and Troy for Clemson), both would have games where they blow a team out and then the next game almost lose to Indiana or NC State. Both teams were just looking forward to the playoffs. One had a slip up against a mediocre team and won a NC and the other lost on a cold, rainy night in November against a team that made the playoffs. It's a shame how that worked out.
    Don't forget to mention that team the lost to had to play it's third string qb on the road at OSU.

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    Since this seems almost unanimously more about Clemson than Watson, how good do you expect them to be next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Since this seems almost unanimously more about Clemson than Watson, how good do you expect them to be next year?
    It is still a QBs game, but I expect Clemson to be really good. That was a talented group with many young players. They retool with the best of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    It is still a QBs game, but I expect Clemson to be really good. That was a talented group with many young players. They retool with the best of them.
    They lose their recieving core too and Clemson is just now starting to recruit at the level Bama, FSU, and OSU are. I think Clemson is a 9-3 maybe 10-2 team I see them losing to Auburn early with Clemson starting a new QB with zero experience and FSU because FSU is going to beat everyone. Then sprinkle a surprise loss in there too. That's still a great season, but I'm going to be very curious to see what happens to them next season. Was the Clemson team we saw most of this year the true Clemson or were they just looking forward to getting the playoff and didn't give every game maximum effort. It will be tough to tell until we see it play out on the field.

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