College Football’s Final Four is Set

By: TC Martin

It is still up for debate who are the four best college football teams but the playoff committee has spoken, and with it’s annual controversy starting to silence, we can now get down to crowing a champion.

Alabama showed some vulnerability in a dramatic come from behind victory over Georgia in the SEC title game but thanks to Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide are back at the top.  Alabama will square off against fourth seeded Oklahoma while Clemson is the #2 seed and will face #3 Notre Dame. Both games will be played on December 29th.   Here is quick first look at the match-ups.

Oklahoma vs Alabama (Orange Bowl) 

We have seen these teams here before but just not against each other.  Oklahoma is 0-2 in the national semifinal, losing to Clemson 37-17 in 2015 and last year to Georgia 54-48. while Alabama has made it a ritual in playing in the semifinals or championship game each year since 2014.

It was questionable whether the Sooners would get invited with the 91st ranked defense in the country.  The committee felt it’s offense led by Heisman Trophy favorite Kyler Murray was reason enough to select them over Georgia.  This may backfire in the committee’s face because this has all the makings of a blowout.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa leading the Tide, they have too many weapons on both sides of the ball.  While Alabama’s has won every regular season game by at least 22 points, the defense is #2 nationally ranked in defensive efficiency.

Notre Dame vs Clemson  (Cotton Bowl) 

There was no debate about these two teams getting in the playoff as both are undefeated and deserving.  These two teams last met in 2015 in a rain-soaked regular season slug-fest that came down to the final play.  Notre Dame fell short on a 2-point conversion losing to the Tigers 24-22.  The Irish outplayed and outgained Clemson on that day but fell victim to four costly turnovers.

The teams are much different now as Notre Dame has a solid quarterback in Ian Book who can make all the throws in leading a balanced offense while Clemson relies on a power running game and has a freshmen signal caller in Trevor Lawrence.  Both defenses are rock solid and this contest will come down to the team that can produce the most stops and cause turnovers.  Clemson is right there with Alabama as far as experience and talent but this game will tell us a lot about the Tigers and the Irish.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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