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No way Clemson wins the national title last year without quarterback Deshaun Watson.

And no way Clemson wins it this year without him.

Drop mic, exit stage.

The difference is Clemson had Watson last year and that was enough to nip Alabama in the final ticks of a thrilling title game in Tampa.

Watson was the Vince Young-difference in leading Clemson, on the biggest stage, to a last-drive victory.

Clemson simply can’t be as good now that he is in the NFL. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.