Clemson primed to be college football’s next dynasty

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 2: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence
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TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers (L) talks with Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Jairaj – Handout/Getty Images) /

Clemson’s recent success has propelled the program into the upper echelons of college football. Here’s why the Tigers are set to become a dynasty.

NIck Saban and the Tide are far from done. But, Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers are gaining on them in every respect.

Recruiting, coaching, conference dominance, the lot. It is impossible to predict the level of success that Alabama has had for any program going forward. But if anyone in the college game is set up to take over the mantel it’s Clemson.

They are the game’s fastest ascending program.  They have everything in place to be competing for national titles year in, year out. The SEC is no longer the premier conference in football.  The ACC is arguably only behind the Big Ten in that race.

Clemson leads the ACC but with another strong team in Florida State, they have a rival that can spur them on and one that losing to doesn’t necessarily rule out of playoff contention.

If they can replicate the quarterback play of Deshaun Watson, even to a small degree, this team could be the first back to back winners of the CFB playoff era come January.

Dabo Swinney is likely to be in charge for a while yet, so don’t expect the Clemson train to slow down any time soon. They are ready to become the premier team in college football.

Clemson is fast becoming Bama in the ACC and with their increased national notability and recruiting reach, they will have the tools to usurp the long time dominant force in college football sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why.