There is one final college football game this year (those post-season bowl games don’t count) and this one is a great matchup. No. 1 vs. No. 2 and a rematch from last year’s championship game between Clemson and Alabama.
The Tigers are not scare of the Crimson Tide as they put up 40 last year, in a losing effort, and a good number of players are back from that Clemson team.
The one huge thing to watch in this game is the Alabama offense which has a new offensive coordinator in Steve Sarkisian as Lane Kiffin has left for his new coaching job at Florida Atlantic.
In reality, the offense will look as it has all year since Sarkisian has been with the staff as an offensive analyst since September, but an area to watch are key third-down plays and that could be where things may differ since this is the first time Sarkisian has called a game since mid-way through the 2015 year.
College Football Playoff National Championship Game
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Clemson
When/where: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017; Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Game time: 8 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN, ESPN Megacast
Announcers: Chris Fowler, play-by-play; Kirk Herbstreit, color
Odds: Alabama is favored by six
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