Ok, I got the hint and it is earlier than usual, but never too early for the passion known as college football. Over the years we have established a band of avid fans who really know the game. I appreciate the deference to begin the thread.
We begin 2017 with the team from Upstate SC, Clemson (Climpson to their most passionate fans) as defending champs. The Tigers have lost superstar and soul of team leader in Deshaun Watson, but they still have tons of talent left. The other teams who have achieved massive success in the three years of the playoff are Alabama, Ohio State and FSU, the top three in preseason polls. Camp has begun and as W+A pointed out, we have a monster first weekend in store.
Perusing the coaches hot seat list, NDs Brian Kelly tops the list. In the league I know best, Kevin Sumlin, Bret Biliema, Butch Jones (please no more corny champions of life quotes) and maybe Orgeron and Malzahn could be at risk. That is the peril of going against the all mighty Nick Saban. The ACC does not have many at the top of the list showing their coaching prowess and good record to date.