Clemson’s Nyles Pinckney (44) reacts after stopping a fake field goal by Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Clemson’s Nyles Pinckney (44) reacts after stopping a fake field goal by Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Ben Margot AP
Clemson’s Nyles Pinckney (44) reacts after stopping a fake field goal by Alabama during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Ben Margot AP
Matt Connolly is the Clemson beat writer and covers recruiting and college sports for The State newspaper and The State.com