The Clemson football team will take on LSU tonight in the National Championship, but it’s not the last opportunity for Dabo Swinney’s program.
The Clemson football program is just one victory away from achieving the feat of back-to-back National Championships and improving its overall winning streak to 30 games.
Dabo Swinney’s program will take on the LSU Tigers tonight in New Orleans with all kinds of historical marks hanging in the balance.
If Clemson football finds a way to win, the Tigers would become just the 14th program in the history of College Football to win back-to-back National Championships. Since World War II, there have only been five programs to win back-to-back consensus National Championships. Army (1944-45), Notre Dame (1946-47), Oklahoma (1955-56), Alabama (1978-79 and 2011-12) and Nebraska (1994-95) are the only programs to accomplish the feat.
The Clemson football program could join that group, in particularly Alabama and Nebraska which are the only two programs to do it in the modern era of College Football.
Though Tiger fans are hoping to see the program come away with a historical win Monday night, one thing is for sure: Even if Clemson football doesn’t make history, the Tigers will have other opportunities in the near future.
It’s an absolutely stunning feeling when you think that this isn’t the only opportunity Clemson will have when it comes to competing for National Championships in the future. The Tigers are built just as deep as any program in the nation and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Do you remember back in 2015- and especially in 2016- when Clemson fans thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend and win a National Championship?
Well, now Tiger fans are sitting out CFB Playoff semifinals games in favor of saving money for the National Championship because that’s how confident they are that Clemson will be there. It’s a different level of elite.
It’s obvious that this amount of unreal success can’t last forever, but it certainly doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.
Dabo Swinney has an opportunity to begin what most would call a dynasty with the Clemson football program tonight, but even if he comes up short, no one believes the Tigers are going away.