LOTS of questions here at Media Day about the Alabama remarks about Clemson/Clemson not getting its credit. John Simpson says Notre Dame -not Bama- was the best team Clemson played.— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) July 17, 2019
I would say this shuts the door on all those people (media and UGA football players) who insisted Notre Dame didn't deserve a playoff spot last year despite being 12-0.
Clemson offensive guard John Simpson played against both Notre Dame and Alabama in the playoffs last year. I'll take Simpson's words at the ACC Media Days over which was the best team Clemson played last season over the pollsters and media.
If you don't remember the final polls came out after the playoffs. For some illogical reason Notre Dame didn't even finish in the top 4 despite losing only one game to the eventual champs who absolutely throttled Alabama 44-16. If you don't remember that final National Championship game score we made a shirt for you to remind everybody.
But yet Notre Dame finished 5th despite making the playoffs and losing only one game. They dropped from 3rd because Oklahoma who despite getting throttled by Alabama in the semifinals and finishing the season with two losses and Ohio State who beat a dog shit PAC 12 team in the Rose Bowl and got throttled themselves by fucking Iowa in the regular season both jumped ND. It was horse shit then and it's still horse shit now.
It's good to see Clemson players doing the classy thing and give Notre Dame the props and respect they deserve. Look I get it a lot of people hate Notre Dame. You either love them or hate them. There really is no Switzerland in between when it comes to Notre Dame football. But you gotta respect how Notre Dame will schedule anybody, anywhere and go 12-0 while traveling all around the country and making their players actually go to class unlike most other programs.