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2019 College Football National Championship: (1) Alabama vs. (2) Clemson, live stream

The final game of the 2018-2019 college football season is here

For the fourth time in four years, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will face off in the College Football playoffs. And for the third time in that period, the two teams will face off for the National Championship.

As we should all expect from the two teams which have been atop the college football world for the last four years, this game is going to be absolutely packed with future NFL players on both sides of the ball for both teams. With the New York Giants once again drafting highly, there is the distinct possibility that we will be watching at least one future Giant tonight.

National Championship Game: (1) Alabama vs. (2) Clemson

ESPN – 8 p.m.

The two teams in this game had relatively easy paths to the National Championship Game. Alabama outscored Oklahoma’s explosive offense and Heisman Trophy winning QB Kyler Murray on its way to a 45-34 win in the Rose Bowl. Clemson simply dominated Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, winning 30-3. Of course, both sides also had concerns heading in to the play-offs as well. Alabama had to get starting QB Tua Tagovailoa healthy following ankle surgery, while Clemson had to deal with the suspension of three players for testing positive for a banned substance — including starting nose tackle Dexter Lawrence.

(Lawrence will miss tonight’s game.)

But path and adversity aside, these are two behemoth football programs. They are as well coached as any in college football, and better than many in the NFL. Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeny have built recruiting machines which acquire and churn out a steady supply of elite prospects. Their combination of great players and great coaching is a combination which few other programs in the country can match — as evidenced by their records and continued meetings in the post-season.

Players to watch

Alabama

Jonah Williams (OT)

Ross Piersbacher (IOL)

Lester Cotton (OG)

Damien Harris (RB)

Irv Smith Jr. (TE)

Quinnen Williams (DT)

Raekwon Davis (DT)

Isaiah Buggs (DT)

Anfernee Jennings (EDGE)

Mack Wilson (LB)

Deionte Thompson (S)

Clemson

Mitch Hyatt (OT)

Hunter Renfrow (WR)

Christian Wilkins (DT)

Clelin Ferrell (EDGE)

Austin Bryant (EDGE)

Tanner Muse (S)

Trayvon Mullen (CB)

So Giants fans, what are you watching for tonight?

Original article: https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/1/7/18171957/2019-college-football-national-championship-1-alabama-vs-2-clemson-nfl-draft-news

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