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Clemson won the national championship for myriad reasons: the best program culture in FBS, outstanding team quickness, a phenom freshman QB, terrific coaching that exploited Alabama’s systemic weaknesses… but most of all they won the national title because they fielded the best defensive line in college football.
A unit that featured four NFL starters disguised in Clemson orange. All of them former high school four or five star recruits (DL is a position where potential projects abound, but pedigree exists for a reason).
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