Brian Kelly

What to watch in 2017: Clemson rebuild; Kelly's crossroads

Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given.

The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-31 in the College Football Playoff title game Monday night. But Alabama is likely start next season as the No. 1 team in the country as Dabo Swinney does some rebuilding of the Tigers.

The Tide contending for a national title is the one sure thing in college football. Nobody reloads better than Saban. Everything else is up for grabs, but college football fans will likely be keeping an eye on these developing stories.

REPLACING WATSON

The next test for Swinney is to keep Clemson in the...

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