What we learned from the CFP Semifinals

Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, the four “best” teams faced each other in the CFP Semifinals.  #1 Alabama faced #4 Oklahoma and #2 Clemson faced #3 Notre Dame.  These two games weren’t nearly as fun as the games last year as Clemson destroyed Notre Dame and Alabama built a big enough lead in the first half that it was almost impossible for the Sooners to make a comeback in the second half.

I can’t say I expected both games to go the way they did, but it definitely did not surprise me to see the two best teams win their games convincingly.  With that said, here’s what we learned from yesterdays games.

Notre Dame are frauds

In 2013, we all thought Notre Dame was the team to beat, then Alabama made us all look like fools when they ran the Irish off the field on national television in the BCS National Championship game, 42-14.

I thought this year would be different and Brian Kelly thought the same thing, since he said toward the end of the season that this team was better than the 2013 team.

But we all learned once again that Notre Dame is a fraud.

Dave Portnoy said it best:

Alabama is really, really, really good

After almost getting beat in the SEC Championship game by Georgia, Alabama pretty much showed everyone once again that they’re the best team.

I do love me some angry Nick Saban slamming his headphones into the ground, though.

Tua is a stud

Was Tua the one that got injured in the SEC Championship game? Wow.  Tagovailoa was 24/27 for 318 yards with 4 TD’s and 0 interceptions.  He also ran 5 times for 9 yards.

I honestly thought Jalen Hurts would play a little more, since Tua is coming off an ankle injury that required surgery, but since he accomplished his goal of being 100% by last nights game, then I guess the only reason you need Hurts is if Tua goes down again.

I’m the king of Jinxes so if Tua does go down, I sincerely apologize to all Bama fans out there.

Kyler Murray is also a stud

The Sooner Heisman trophy winner/Oakland Athletic also balled last night. Murray went 19/37 for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also ran 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown.  He looks like a reincarnation of Johnny Manziel in terms of playing style, am I right?

While Murray didn’t have the super-human stats like Tua did, I am fine with him being the Heisman trophy winner.

Alabama is here without Tua, but I don’t think we can same the same thing for Oklahoma if they don’t have Kyler Murray.  Sooners fans, you have been treated to two Heisman trophy winning QB’s in the last two years.

Consider yourselves lucky.

Clemson vs. Alabama is going to be fun

I think there are two teams that can beat Bama.  Georgia and Clemson.  I also think that since Georgia has already shown teams how to beat Bama, it will be easier for the Tigers to pull of the upset.

Do I think Clemson wins? Ask me in a couple of days.

January 7th is going to be a lot of fun.