Paul Finebaum made a surprising prediction about the possibility of an Alabama-Clemson national championship game.
The noted analyst spoke on ESPN’s First Take and gave his take about the chances for another meeting between the Crimson Tide and Tigers to decide the national title. Many pundits consider another Alabama-Clemson matchup for the national championship to be likely, given how strong the Crimson Tide and Tigers have looked this season.
Finebaum, meanwhile, is big on Alabama possibly playing for another championship. But he’s not sold on Clemson.
“If you told me, could I take Alabama and Clemson to meet [for the national title] or the field, I would take the field,” Finebaum said on the show. “I think Alabama will be there. I’m still not sure Clemson will be, because at some point, you run into someone. And it happened last year to Clemson. They lost at home to Pittsburgh. They should have lost to N.C. State. … At some point, you do lose. We see it every weekend. We saw it last week with Oklahoma. We saw it with Michigan. It will happen. I don’t think it will happen to Alabama, but I do think it could happen to Clemson.”
We’ll see about all that. Yes, Alabama looks strong. But Clemson has offered little to suggest that the Tigers are set to lose. Georgia Tech and N.C. State might be possible pitfalls. Perhaps Florida State will rally as well.
But right now, it would be hard to bet against another Alabama-Clemson matchup in the national championship game. Time will show.
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