CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year - his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title.
"This is fun for me," Swinney said Tuesday night.
The top-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 1 CFP) have had most of the past 10 days off since dismantling Miami 38-3 to win their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference crown. That brought a third consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff where they'll face No. 4 Alabama (11-1) for - you guessed it - the third year in a row in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.