One of the biggest compliments you can give Clemson, or almost any team which wants to be part of the College Football Playoff system, is that it plays like ” a Southeastern Conference team.”

Spare me the outrage that might come from Columbus, Ohio, Madison, Wisconsin or Norman, Oklahoma or even South Bend, although the Irish haven’t won a national championship in this century in football.

And yes, life in the Big Ten East these days is as tough as any place in the country–my TMG colleague Herb Gould can now return to his seat.

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