The Clemson football team will take on the LSU Tigers in the National Championship game, but it’s the same exact narrative as last time.
Have you ever experienced the sensation of Déjà vu?
It’s the feeling that one has already seen a present situation before and, as we head into the National Championship game, Clemson football fans are getting a healthy dose.
What am I talking about?
It doesn’t take too much searching to see what the overarching media narrative is coming into this game against the LSU Tigers.
Fans and analysts alike are asking these questions and making these points:
- How will Clemson ever slow down the greatest offense we’ve ever seen?
- LSU is battle-tested and has played in the SEC, Clemson hasn’t.
- LSU has a historically-great QB with a deep group of WRs
- Clemson’s offense is good, but that LSU defense is trending upwards
It’s almost as if we’ve heard these things before. But where you ask? You don’t have to look further back than the National Championship game played in January of 2019 against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Take this article entitled “Why Alabama will clobber Clemson and win the national championship” written by Saturday Down South, for instance. If you replace Alabama with LSU, you’re basically reading the same exact post and the same points we heard from a year before.
This isn’t to say that we believe Clemson football is going to step into New Orleans and beat LSU 44-16. However, this is to say that we’ve heard it all before.
We’ve seen how analysts discredit and doubt the Tigers time-and-time again. We’ve seen how Clemson has performed on the biggest stage and it’s clear that Dabo Swinney and his program aren’t going to back down against anyone.
Clemson has the experience, the talent, the depth, the coaching staff and the mentality to compete and win back-to-back championships.
If LSU thinks it has an easy path to the National Championship, the Tigers are in for a rude awakening.
This is going to be a fight and anyone that thinks otherwise hasn’t been keeping up with the Clemson football program.