The Clemson football team fell short in its quest to capture back-to-back National Championships and it was because of a formula used by LSU.
The Clemson football program was just one win away from completing the feat of back-to-back National Titles, but the Tigers fell 42-25 to the LSU Tigers out in New Orleans.
As the fallout from the game ensued, several fans from around the country began to mention how Clemson football had been “exposed” by LSU.
Was that truly the case? Had LSU exposed the Clemson football program?
Well, the truth is this: LSU laid out a formula for beating Clemson that many programs can strive for, but likely never attain.
Yes, LSU’s formula will likely beat Clemson every time. What’s the formula, you ask? Well, here are the cornerstone pieces:
- Have a historically-great QB who breaks the record for CFB passing TDs in a season
- Have the deepest wide receiver group in the country
- Have a talented offensive line with some ability
- Have a defensive secondary with three first-round draft picks on it.
- Your team must also have 100 percent confidence in themselves and feel as if they are a ‘team of destiny’ with all the stars aligning in their favor.
- Basically, become an NFL team.
So, there you have it.
If you can produce the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft at quarterback, give him an NFL-caliber wide receiver/tight end group, maintain a secondary with first-round draft picks all over it, and have the confidence, swagger and destiny stars align in your favor, then you can beat Clemson.
The only problem is, well, there was only one team with all of that and it was LSU.
When I look at the scope of College Football next season, I certainly don’t see a team that fits that bill.
For those believing that Clemson got exposed, you’re going to be sorely surprised next season when the Tigers are competing for yet another National Championship.
Oh, and unless you can produce all of the above, your team is likely not going to beat the Tigers.