The Clemson defense celebrates after stopping Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The Clemson defense celebrates after stopping Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Chris Carlson AP
The Clemson defense celebrates after stopping Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Chris Carlson AP

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