NEW ORLEANS – Nick Saban seemed worried about the trades of the Superdome behind laughing by a general pre-game television presentation that gripped his Alabama plan front and center as Crimson Tide spent New Years in Central Florida.
Generally, Dabo Swinney seemed miserable Monday night as Clemson missed his first match in two years to Ed Orgeron’s latterly established national hero, Louisiana State Tigers, who rushed up to 15-0 by breaking a seven-team record among the top 10.
After seeing Alabama and Clemson accord the least four college football playoff ownership and play in three of the last four organization games, a state of passionate watchers started the season with one simple request – someone, Could anyone please beat these guys?
LSU started season 6th with a gridiron master who achieved 58% of his permits and had only 16 goals. Joe Burrow was a reconsideration, but everyone knew that Orgon had hired notable from top to bottom of the panel, so pre-season billing was attractive much right.
Those giving notice to Baton Rouge could see what borrowing Joe Brady to coordinate the LSU pass game would do to unlock Burrow’s potential, but even the most purple and golden glasses could not have divined that it was the team that was running to discredit the superpowers of the game.
On the one hand, the thrill of the LSU to the top should give hope to a number of traditional powers across the country who feel stuck in their pecking order. On the other hand, the fact that it took one of the best seasons for a team and a quarterback in the history of college football – plus a field benefit in the league game – to overturn the ‘Alabama and Clemson could make programs about to feel slightly discouraged.