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It was a big weekend of Touch Football in Tasmania, with the 2013 Club Championships and Schools Championships taking place in Devonport. Club ChampionshipsThe 2013 Club Championships, although a northern based event, were extremely well supported this year by Southern Touch clubs with the Pirates taking the Men’s Division One title, the Condors taking out the Mixed and the Pirates being named the overall Club Champions.The Men’s division was well fought with the mostly young Launceston-based Sharks boys pushing the Pirates all the way. The Pirates came out on top in a fiery Grand Final, but certainly had to work for their 9-7 victory.Sharks veteran Jon Harmey was awarded the Player of the Final, and with 15 touchdowns for the day and a dominating display across the event, the Pirates’ Jez Edwards was named an unmatched Player of the Series.The Men’s three versus four play-off again was well contested by two Devonport Men’s teams with the favoured Unicorns defeating the Cobras 5-3.Once again, there was a great mix of youth and experience in both teams, with the DTA showing signs of better things to come when State Cup rolls around.The Mixed event was also well contested, with the Southern Touch Condors team proving too strong at the end of the day for the Grasscutters and winning the Grand Final 10-6.Once again the DTA showed a great spirit in competing in this event, with a growing strength in Mixed Touch, due partly to a great Mixed competition held regularly in their region.Sam Williams led the Condors well in the Grand Final and was rewarded with the Player of the Final award, with fellow teammate Nat Curtis taking out the female Player of the Series, and Grasscutter Tom Gardiner awarded the male Player of the Series.Southern Referee Klaire Carrick continued the great day for Southern members, being awarded the Referee of the Tournament.Schools ChampionshipsAlthough Riverside High School has once again shown their dominance at the junior event, they didn’t have it all their own way this year.The Boys 9/10 division was a fantastic division with all teams pushing each other in every game, and winning results changing from rounds to finals.The inclusion of Don College this year just strengthened the competition and after Reece High defeated the Riverside boys in the round game, Riverside hit back in the elimination final to put themselves in a great position to take on the undefeated Devonport High boys in the Grand Final and to replay the final from the last Schools Champs event.Whilst the game continued to be tight throughout, the Devonport High team were just too tough and took out the game 11-7.Devonport High’s Bailey Charleston was name the Player of the Final, with Riverside’s Mackenzie Nason taking out the Player of the Series.The 9/10 Girls was also a strong event, with great representation from the Devonport schools.The Riverside High girls experienced showed, with their ability to manage their seven players through the event to an 8-0 Grand Final win.Emily Nason was the stand out in a very classy Riverside team winning both the Player of the Final and Player of the Series awards.The Boys and Girls 7/8 divisions were extremely tough for all who came up against the incredible strength of both Riverside High teams.The girls completed their day with an 18-0 win over the Reece Flying Pigs and the boys winning 16-1 again over the Reece High school team.As would be expected, the Riverside players took away all of the individual awards with Amelia Bransden named as Player of the Final, and Alice Robinson the Player of the Series for the girls, and Toby Bott Player of the Final and Jacob Boyd Player of the Series for the boys.One of the highlights of the day was seeing the amount of Primary School students having so much fun participating in this event.The Exeter Primary girls took out the best of three series against an ever improving Riverside Primary Team, with Exeter’s Montana Wakeford being named Player of the Series.The boys division was a great standard and no doubt all have learnt so much over the day to take back to their schools and clubs.The Riverside 6’s were too big and too strong for the Exeter Primary boys winning their Grand Final 8-0.With the younger Riverside boys also competing so well in this division, Riverside Primary is looking like being a force for some time.Jock Goodyer from the Riverside 6’s was named the Player of the Final, with his team mate Rakesh Dave awarded the Player of the Series.Riverside Primary narrowly defeated Exeter Primary to be awarded the Primary School Champions.Devonport referee Britt Gibson was awarded the Referee of the Tournament with Exeter Girls coach (and Exeter Coordinator) James Edmunds awarded the Coach of the Tournament.To view photos of the weekend, please visit the Touch Football Tasmania Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-Football-Tasmania/209283589096471?fref=ts Related LinksBig Weekend in TAS!
50 teams from over 15 affiliates across Western Australia will battle it out this weekend when they compete in the 2014 Touch Football WA ‘Be Active’ State Championships at McGillivary Oval, Mt Claremont. The Championships will also have an international feel, with Malaysia and an international Monsoon team competing in the three day event. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant and Australian Mixed Open assistant coach, Justin Creighton, will also run a ‘Trends of the Game’ workshop on Saturday morning. Round games will be played on Friday and Saturday before finals take place on Sunday, with grand finals being played at the following times:11.25am – Men’s 40’s12.25pm – Women’s 27’s1.30pm – Women’s 35’s2.35pm – Men’s 30’s3.40pm – Women’s Open4.45pm – Mixed Open5.50pm – Men’s Open To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 WA State Championships, please visit the following websites and social media pages:Website – www.touchfootballwa.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballwa Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootballwaInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballwa Related LinksWA State Champs
Are you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Sport Operations Manager â€“ Northern Territory, based in our Darwin branch office. To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below.Applications for this opportunity close at 9.00am (AEDST) on Friday, 12 February 2016. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_manager_updated_format_03-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacant
Andriy Lunin asks Real Madrid to let him stay with Leganesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeganes goalkeeper Andriy Lunin is reluctant to return to parent club Real Madrid this month.While he is playing understudy to regular goalkeeper “Pichu” Cuéllar, Lunin is happy in his surroundings in the Madrid suburbs where he has forged an excellent relationship with the rest of the “Lega” squad and goalkeeping coach Joseba Ituarte.As such, reports AS, Lunin has requested to stay at Butarque through to the end of the 2018/19 season.Lunin has played 274 minutes of competitive football with Leganes so far this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent: Barcelona pushed hard to sign Man Utd defender Victor Lindelofby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona were keen on Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof this summer, says his agent.Lindelof’s agent – Hasan Cetinkaya – has claimed that Barcelona ‘s interest in his client intensified after Juventus won the race to sign Dutch starlet Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. “Victor Nilsson Lindelöf was perhaps Manchester United’s best player last season and with that comes interest from clubs who are better on the pitch right now,” he told Sport Bladet after the Swede penned new terms last week. “When Mathijs De Ligt chose Juventus, Victor became Barcelonas first choice. His play style, his DNA is very close to the way Barcelona plays.”He’s one of the best center backs on his feet and Barcelona wanted him. That was it. I can talk openly about that now.”His agent claimed he attempted to push through a move to Spain but United were unwilling to sanction the deal.He added: “They contacted Ed Woodward multiples times with concrete offers. I met with their head of transfers Matt Judge to try and get a deal through.”But they said ‘There is no way. Victor is one of our best players’.”
Leicester midfielder Praet insists they’re going for Europeby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet insists they’re going for Europe this season.The Foxes are third in the Premier League table after seven matches, only behind Liverpool and Manchester City.He said, “We are trying to force European football.”That is what we are aiming for. It is going very well now, but there are teams behind us who will return and must do so, such as Tottenham and Arsenal.”We are enthusiastic and bring good football. European football is our goal and that would be a great step for Leicester.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Italy coach Mancini urges Everton striker Kean ‘to be more careful’by Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini has urged Everton striker Moise Kean to keep his cool during games.Mancini has commented on Kean’s recent red card after the Everton striker was sent off on U21 duty.The Blues star was in action against Republic of Ireland U21s on Thursday but saw his evening cut short after being dismissed for an altercation with Tottenham Hotspur’s Troy Parrott, who also saw red.”‘m sorry for yesterday’s expulsion,” Mancini told reporters on Friday.”He was also unlucky. But he is always involved, he must be more careful.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LSU head basketball coach Johnny Jones had already locked up a pretty transformative 2015 recruiting class, and added to it today with the commitment of four-star shooting guard Brandon SampsonBrandon Sampson in his #LSU hat pic.twitter.com/n3hIcS6ady— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) April 20, 2015Sampson chose his hometown Tigers over schools like Cal, St. John’s, and USC, and joins a class that already features consensus No. 1 recruit Ben Simmons, and five-star guard Antonio Blakeney. With Sampson in the fold, LSU has jumped conference-mate Kentucky for the No. 1 class in the country. Kentucky is still pursuing a few top players, so there is a chance that the Wildcats will retake the top spot by the time the classes are finalized, but this should be considered a major victory for Tiger fans either way.
Lionel Messi’s presence for Argentina is a privilege not a nuisance, team-mate Giovani Lo Celso insisted ahead of the nation’s decisive Copa America clash against Qatar.Messi and Argentina are in danger of a Copa group-stage elimination as La Albiceleste prepare to face guests Qatar in Porto Alegre on Sunday.After a 2-0 loss to Colombia and a 1-1 draw against Paraguay from two Group B matches, pressure is on Argentina, with captain Messi firmly in the spotlight. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Messi – the country’s all-time leading scorer – is yet to win a senior trophy with Argentina following back-to-back Copa finals in 2015 and 2016 and a runners-up appearance at the 2014 World Cup.When asked if Messi’s presence is more a nuisance than an opportunity for young players as Argentina eye their first major title since 1993, Lo Celso hauled the 31-year-old superstar.”I think not, I see the opposite,” Lo Celso told reporters. “Having Leo as a partner and playing with him is a privilege. On the contrary, it always solves everything.”In that sense, of course we try to take advantage of it. So having him in training, like in games is a privilege. These are things that do not happen every day, sharing trainings and matches with him.”When I’m young, I try to observe, to learn a lot. Because it does not always happen and for me it’s a privilege and try to learn as much as I can alongside it.”Argentina are bottom of Group B, below Qatar on goal difference, though a win and finishing third could be enough to tee Lionel Scaloni’s side progress.”From a mental and psychological perspective, we’re in good shape because we have the possibility of progressing and if we win we’re in the next round,” Scaloni said.Scaloni added: “These young people need support, it’s too much pressure on them from life or death. It’s a football match, we have to win and that’s enough.”I believe they need this support, we know what is happening, but they are young people who need this support and positive thinking to give the best and to make the climate the best possible.”Scaloni tinkered with his line-up against Paraguay – dropping Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria to the bench – and he could make more changes for the Qatar clash.Asked if Paulo Dybala could play alongside Messi given their similarities, Scaloni responded: “They can play together, they’re two top-level players and they need to work together, which they haven’t done much, but with compromise they could do it.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is on track to set another Premier League record, with one of Jose Mourinho’s marks in his sights.Fresh from becoming the first manager to win the English domestic treble with the Citizens last season, Guardiola is closing in on the record for least amount of matches required to get 100 Premier League wins.Mourinho currently holds that record from his time at Chelsea, with his first 100 wins coming in only 142 league matches in charge of the Stamford Bridge club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But Guardiola looks set to surpass that mark as he currently has 87 wins from 114 games – meaning he only needs 13 victories in the next 27 matches to eclipse Mourinho’s mark.Unless disaster strikes at the Etihad, Guardiola will also eclipse the games it took to reach 100 wins for Sir Alex Ferguson (162), Arsene Wenger (179), Rafa Benitez (181) and Claudio Ranieri (187).If the Spanish tactician maintains his current win rate with City, it will only take 17 matches for him reach 100 victories, meaning he will set a new mark of 131 games to reach the century – which is 11 quicker than Mourinho.There is one record that Guardiola cannot take off Mourinho – and that’s the most points earned in the first 100 Premier League matches – with the City boss picking up the same amount of wins as his managerial rival (73) but finishing with three less points (234) courtesy of having more draws.Manchester City can win their first trophy of the campaign on Sunday when they take on Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley.Their Premier League campaign begins with a trip to London to face West Ham before a home game against Tottenham, the team that vanquished the Sky Blues in last season’s Champions League quarter-final.Guardiola will be bidding to become the second manager in Premier League history, after Ferguson, to win three successive league titles – a mark Guardiola achieved in La Liga with Barcelona (2008-11) and with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich (2013-16).Ferguson achieved the Premier League title hat-trick with Manchester United twice – winning the trophy between 1998-2001 and 2006-09. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Bayern Munich have signed Ivan Perisic on a season-long loan from Inter, with an option to make the deal permanent next year.The 30-year-old joined Inter in 2015 and has been a regular starter during his four years at San Siro, scoring eight goals in Serie A last term.He will provide competition to Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman at the Allianz Arena and could be included in Bayern’s opening league game against Hertha Berlin on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Head coach Niko Kovac has been in the market for at least one new wide forward following the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.#FCBayern have signed Croatia international Ivan Perišić. The World Cup runner up will join the club on loan from Inter Milan with immediate effect. #ServusIvan #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/gHJVZtxYOC— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 13, 2019Bayern’s hopes of signing Manchester City’s Leroy Sane in this transfer window were effectively scuppered last week following the news he will be out for six to seven months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee.Perisic has previously played in the Bundesliga, initially for Borussia Dortmund before joining Wolfsburg midway through the 2012-13 season. He won the domestic double with Dortmund in 2012 and went on to win another DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup with the Wolves.He has made 82 appearances for Croatia and starred at the 2018 World Cup, scoring in the semi-final against England and in the final defeat to France.”I am very happy to be back in Germany,” Perisic told Bayern’s official website.”Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in Europe. We want to attack not only in the Bundesliga and in the DFB-Pokal, but also in the Champions League.”Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “Ivan will help us with his many years of experience at an international top level immediately. “He is technically strong and flexible in attack. I’m sure Ivan will integrate quickly as he already knows the Bundesliga and our coach Niko Kovac well.”
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Davis – Pool/Getty Images)With fall camp in full swing nationwide and Week 1 right around the corner, the time is now for new college football preseason top 25 polls to be released.The preseason Coaches Poll’ was released last week. The AP is set to drop its final preseason top 25 on August 20, and earlier today, Sports Illustrated unveiled its rankings.Now, CBS Sports’s top 25 has been published. Alabama and Clemson lead the way, followed by Georgia, Ohio State and Wisconsin.You can see the full top 10 below:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOhio StateWisconsinWashingtonOklahomaPenn StateAuburnMichigan StateAt first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything that catches the eye in this top 10. All the teams look like they belong, any debate is likely to be about where a team should be placed, not that it doesn’t belong in this group.You can see the entire CBS Top 25 here, as well as the rest of their 1-129 rankings here.For a look at The Spun’s preseason top 25, click here.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has updated his rankings following the third week of the 2018 regular season.Herbstreit, who was on the call for Saturday night’s Ohio State-TCU game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has made a slight change to the top of his rankings.The ESPN analyst updates his top four after each week of the season. He’s bumped a new team into his No. 2 spot.Herbstreit’s new top four:AlabamaGeorgiaClemsonOhio StateHerbstreit unveiled his new rankings after the Ohio State-TCU game on Saturday night.Herbstreit said that Georgia has been playing so well that the Bulldogs are worthy of being bumped into the No. 2 spot. All four of these teams have been fairly dominant so far this season, though.The new Coaches’ Poll and AP Poll top 25s will be released later today.
KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the play during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top offensive linemen in college football is out indefinitely after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs.Trey Smith, a five-star lineman at Tennessee will be out indefinitely, as the Volunteers announced the tough news this afternoon.“The most important thing is for Trey to be able to get healthy,” head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced. “He has been an outstanding student-athlete during my time here on and off the field. Our sole focus for Trey is on his recovery. We are thankful that our medical staff discovered this and is getting him the proper treatment.”Smith was ranked the No. 14 overall recruit in the country coming out of high school in 2017.Here’s the full announcement:Jeremy Pruitt announces Trey Smith will be out indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/P8Q0AHxwOS— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 25, 2018Tennessee (3-4) is set to play at South Carolina on Saturday.The Vols and the Gamecocks are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on SEC Network.
Army topped Air Force in a battle of the service academies this afternoon, as the Black Nights topped the Falcons, 17-14.The game was an intense one and emotions boiled over following the end of the contest.Army and Air Force players had to be separated on the field when a shoving match started between some players.Thankfully, nothing appeared to escalate too much, but it was still an unfortunate scene.Army & Air Force getting into it after the game!!! pic.twitter.com/AAB3Sr35HA— New Account (@ftbeard_17) November 3, 2018Army improved to 7-2 with the win today, while Air Force fell to 3-6.It’s unclear if any punishment will be coming for the post-game altercation.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas football and the rest of the FBS only has a few weeks before the start of the 2019 recruiting cycle early signing period. The Longhorns are also focused on the 2020 class, and bring in five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo this weekend.Ringo is the No. 11 overall player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings. The site has him at No. 2 among cornerbacks.The Saguaro native is the top-ranked 2020 player in Arizona.Ringo took an unofficial visit to Austin back in November. He saw the Longhorns beat Iowa State 24-10.Kelee Ringo is heading back to check out Texas football again this weekend.247’s EJ Holland has reported as much. From his Twitter account:Texas is set to host five-star 2020 CB Kelee Ringo (@KeleeRingo) for a visit this weekend #HookEm. https://t.co/8eS88pcpX8 pic.twitter.com/XXbUA9X7RM— “EJ Holland” (@EJHolland247) December 5, 2018Ringo has retweeted a number of Texas messages in the last few days as well.Back on November 30, he released a top 15 featuring the Longhorns, as well as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, USC, and Washington.So far, just three recruiting analysts have registered predictions for Ringo’s eventual commitment. Two believe he will head up to Washington, with the other picking Texas.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes directs play against the LSU Tigers January 1, 2014 in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Iowa football faces Mississippi State on New Year’s Day in the Outback Bowl.The Hawkeyes are no strangers to the Tampa bowl game.They made their first appearance in 2003, beating Florida, and have gone back five more times including this year’s bowl season.The Hawkeyes are 2-4 in the game, with the last appearance coming against Florida two seasons ago.On the other side, Mississippi State is making its first trip to the Outback Bowl. It is also the first-ever game between the Hawkeyes and Bulldogs.We’ve seen some interesting movement in the betting trends between Iowa and Mississippi State.Mississippi State opened as a four-point favorite, a number that jumped up to 7.5-points a few weeks ago.Early money was heavy on Mississippi State, with 61-percent of bettors going with the SEC club as of December 12.That has come back to the middle in a big way over the last two weeks, which is what the sportsbooks want. The line has settled in at seven points at most sportsbooks, and the bettor breakdown is at 50/50, per OddsShark. OddsSharkAs depicted above, OddsShark’s super computer expects an extremely close game, with Iowa falling a bit short, but covering the touchdown spread.[OddsShark]
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A new tweet from Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has fans speculating about Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts.Hurts, who’s expected to transfer out of the Crimson Tide program, was reportedly at Oklahoma on Saturday.The Sooners have had some major success with transfer QBs in recent years – Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray – and they’re looking for Hurts to be next.Is a commitment coming?Riley is hinting at some big news…?— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) January 13, 2019Oklahoma fans are excited, anyway: pic.twitter.com/2H5Xehxad6— Marcos??™ (@HeismanMurray) January 13, 2019 pic.twitter.com/N2koRzeKoe— Matt (@I_Kill_Poptarts) January 13, 2019 pic.twitter.com/tfm5dAVKK7— Lukas The Future (@zak_blanton) January 13, 2019Hurts has also been linked to Maryland and Miami. The quarterback was seen at Maryland on Friday and was expected to visit Miami today, though that visit hasn’t been confirmed.Stay tuned.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his teams 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide with the trophy in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Clemson’s rout of Alabama in the national championship game shocked the college football world. It was one thing for the Tigers to win, as they’d beaten the Crimson Tide two years ago, but it was a totally different ballgame seeing them dominate Nick Saban’s team.Well, roughly one month later, Dabo Swinney seems to be getting a little tired of the way his team’s championship being frame. In Dabo’s eyes, too many people are focusing on what happened to Alabama and not about what the Tigers accomplished.Swinney posed the following question to reporters at his signing day press conference this afternoon.”Everyone wants to explain what happened to Alabama. How abut Clemson just had the better team?” – Dabo Swinney— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) February 6, 2019Swinney loves when his team can play the underdog or “little ol’ Clemson” role but he does have a slight point here. Clemson definitely made a statement in the way it won that game.Going into that Monday night in Santa Clara, most people felt comfortable saying the Crimson Tide and the Tigers were the two best teams in college football.However, Alabama seemed to always be placed on a slightly higher pedestal than Clemson.That shouldn’t happen anymore. If this year’s game proved anything, it is that Clemson is every bit the beast right now that ‘Bama is.