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Alabama, Clemson are runaway models headed for CFP showdown

Alabama, Clemson are runaway models headed for CFP showdown

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney sounded elated and appeared happily drained by the experience.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban looked and sounded unmoved, like he usually does during anything other than a national championship game celebration.

The reactions of the two men pretty much told the story Thursday after their teams advanced to the College Football Playoff title game.

Unbeaten Clemson (14-0) and Alabama (13-1) will play for the national championship Jan. 11 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Clemson is seeking its first national title since the 1981 season.

"It's been 34 years since Clemson played for the national championship,"...

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