CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has begun preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal against Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl.
The Tigers (13-0, CFP No. 2) had taken a week-and-a-half break - aside from several All-Americans crisscrossing the country for various college football awards - since winning the Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 42-10 victory over Pitt. But to the sounds of "Santa Claus is Coming To Town," Clemson reconvened Wednesday at its indoor training facility to start getting ready for the Fighting Irish (12-0, CFP No. 3) on Dec. 29.
No. 1 Alabama (13-0, CFP No. 1) takes on No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, CFP No. 4) in the other semifinal at the Orange Bowl.