It felt like a changing of the guard in college football Monday night.
Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers once again upset an undefeated Alabama team in the national championship game, this time in dominating fashion.
The Tigers beat the Crimson Tide 44-16, winning their second national title in the past three years, and becoming the first team in the playoff era to finish 15-0. Clemson also upset top-ranked Alabama in the 2016 national championship game 35-31. (RELATED: Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Comes Out Against College Football Playoff Expansion)
PICK-SIX! A.J. Terrell takes it back 42 yards to the house for a 7-0 Clemson lead! pic.twitter.com/0pADku2TjO
— ESPN (@espn) January 8, 2019
The star of this game has to be true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence proved on Monday night that he is already one of the best quarterbacks in college football, and deserves to enter the 2019 season as the Heisman favorite.
As a lifelong Alabama fan, losing a national championship game is tough, but losing it to a class act like Dabo Swinney makes it a little bit easier. Not only is Dabo an Alabama grad, but his story is truly remarkable.
It’s hard to believe that a walk-on from Prattville, Alabama will now go down as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Dabo is a great man, a devout Christian, and a true role model for young people.
His story has inspired many. Congrats to Dabo and Clemson.
They are the champs. They earned it. They deserve it.