On January 3rd, two very talented teams will square off in Miami at the Orange Bowl: the Clemson Tigers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams entered the season with national title aspirations and fell just a bit short, but don’t think for a second that these two aren’t some of the nation’s best.
Despite seeing the Buckeyes lose to Michigan State last week and stumble short of the BCS National Championship Game, Dabo Swinney isn’t taking Ohio State lightly. In fact, he talked up OSU this afternoon, indicating that the Buckeyes still might be the best team in the nation:
“They’re 24-1. That’s almost unheard of. They very well could be the best team in the country.” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Ohio State
— Ryan Ginn (@RyanGinnBSB) December 11, 2013
Dabo again referring to Ohio State as “maybe the best team in the country, 2 plays away from getting a chance to prove that” in BCS title.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) December 11, 2013
While Ohio State is a very, very good team, I think that most people would certainly disagree with the claim that OSU is the nation’s best…right?