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Clemson players talking ‘dynasty’ in College Football Playoff

Bob Donnan - USA TODAY Sports

Most teams would hold their opinion until play on the field when it comes to who has ultimate supremacy in college football, but that message will not come from Clemson University. 

After winning an Atlantic Coast Conference title for a third straight season, Tigers’ head coach Dabo Swinney has his program back in the College Football Playoff.

Following its 35-31 victory over the University of Alabama in the national title game to end 2016, Clemson anticipates knocking out the Crimson Tide again to create its trend as the nation’s newest powerhouse. 

The narrative being written has Clemson not only ending Nick Saban’s run of national championships, but also crowning Swinney as king – if he is to defeat Alabama.  

With both teams officially in New Orleans, multiple players for the Tigers refuse to shy away from questions concerning a possible dynasty.

Even though he expects for the game to be a challenge, Clemson cornerback Ryan Carter said the Tigers ‘are the program to be right now.’ 

Video comes from Jim Dunaway of JOX 94.5FM in Birmingham, Ala.

“We are the program that is trying to change the narrative of college football,” he said. 

“We are trying to create any opportunity for us to be back on top and the most beneficial thing for us is that guys know what it takes. We have done a good job of keeping our composure and making sure it’s a one game season. That is exactly how we are looking at this bowl game.” 

Carter, a senior, leads the team in both pass breakups (10) and interceptions (three).

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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