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Podcast: Previewing Bama-Clemson, reviewing bowl season

January 3, 2019
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Alabama's Marlon Humphrey catches an onside kick during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, in Glendale, Ariz. When thinking of Alabama coach Nick Saban, a gambler or risk taker isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But when the time is right, the coach has stepped outside the box. In January 2016, Saban's fourth-quarter onside kick call propelled Alabama on to a 45-40 win over Clemson by not only setting up a touchdown drive but keeping Deshaun Watson & Co. off the field. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, playing for the championship for the third time.

On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Cole Cubelic from the SEC Network breaks down the Tigers and Crimson Tide. What matchups work in favor of Clemson? How does Tua Tagovailoa make this Alabama different from Nick Saban’s previous champions? And what must Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence do to hold up against the Crimson Tide defense?

Also, joining AP’s Ralph Russo is USA Today’s Paul Myerberg to wrap-up the bowl season with winners and losers. The Big 12 was up. Michigan and Jim Harbaugh were down. Plus, is this as good as it gets for Notre Dame with Brian Kelly?

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