Deshaun Watson Delivered On A Dream

Everyone dreams big. Very few make their wildest dreams reality. Deshaun Watson is one of the exceptions. As a high schooler four years ago, Watson foretold Monday night's performance. Me. In a National Championship Game. I'm just waiting on that moment.— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) January 8, 2013 Watson had his moment in 2016, skewering the…

National Championship at the Half

Nick Saban-coached teams are tough to beat. Saban-coached teams with a lead at halftime, as Alabama owns over Clemson in the National Championship Game, are virtually unbeatable. The Crimson Tide took a 14-7 lead into intermission over Clemson. If the Tigers rally, they'll be just the seventh opponent in Saban's decade-long tenure at Alabama to…

Reader Poll Results: LOL Cena (and Clemson) Wins

U Can't C The Tigers, their time is now? So sayeth the voters in a CFB Huddle Twitter poll predicting tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Clemson won, in the process beating two opponents with lofty, championship credentials: Alabama, and John Cena. John Cena won't play for a championship tonight in Tampa. He'll have…

The Six-Pack: National Championship Game Edition

CFB Huddle's weekly preview column, The Saturday Six-Pack, took a hiatus for much of the 2016 regular season. A clear violation of Rule No. 76, if ever there was one. 2017 is a new year, and there's no better time to play like a champion than on National Championship Night. In honor of the third…

To Beat Clemson, Bo Scarbrough Can Channel Dalvin Cook and James Conner

Clemson football owes its place in a second consecutive College Football Playoff championship game to the evolution of its defense under coordinator Brent Venables. Since Dabo Swinney drew the line after the 2012 Orange Bowl -- the result of Kevin Steele's defense giving up 70 points to West Virginia -- Clemson's consistently featured one of…

P.J. Fleck Brings A New Flair to Minnesota Football

Some of the most popular names in professional wrestling history came from the great state of Minnesota. The impending hire of P.J. Fleck channels the same kind of spirit that made Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair stars of the squared circle into Golden Gopher football. Fleck's youthful exuberance and high-energy emanates through his…

Always The Bridesmaid, Deshaun Watson Comes for His Ring

Only the pinnacle of college football players earn invitations to the Heisman Trophy presentation. Deshaun Watson's received two such invites. Only the best start in a national championship game. Come Monday, Watson moves into the VIP room of that exclusive club with his second start for the Clemson Tigers in a title tilt. Yes, Deshaun…