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Topic: How Chad Kelly and Ole Miss cost Clemson a National Title
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How Chad Kelly and Ole Miss cost Clemson a National Title

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 11:25 AM
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I was listening to a podcast this week about the crazy 2015 Ole Miss-Arkansas game that featured this miraculous play to keep Arkansas's hopes alive in OT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT7vefcy6LY

And I realized, this game, and this play in particular, likely cost Clemson a National Title that year. Hear me out:

- Ole Miss was leading the SEC West at this point and had actually beaten Bama head-to-head so they owned the tie-breaker.

- This loss to Arkansas was their 2nd (and last) SEC loss that season (they'd actually lost to Memphis as well--LOL!) SO they would've won out and ended up playing UF in the SEC Championship that year instead of Alabama.

- Bama would've been an 11-1 non-conference, non-divisional winner going into the final CFB Playoff Rankings and not the 12-1 SEC Champs.

- That would've put them back in the pack with 12-1 Iowa (#5 and loser of the Big-10 Title Game), 11-2 Stanford (#6 and winner of the Pac-12 title game and had just beaten #8 ND), and 11-1 OSU (#7 and, like Bama, winner of neither their division or conference).

- Now of course it's very possible (even likely) that Bama would've still snuck in at #4 because we've seen them do it since then with virtually the same resume but it's very possible that any of the conference title winners would've been put in and I'm confident that Clemson team would've beaten anyone else that year!

Could've had back-to-back Tiger Natties in 2015 and 2016!

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It's much more simple than that...

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 11:40 AM
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Could have had them if we could cover a TE on a seam route and not bite to the line of scrimmage....


Or not given up a KR TD, or recovered the onsides kick...

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 11:45 AM
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A lot of mistakes in that one.

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mistakes or learning experiences? forgot about the KR for a

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:16 PM
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TD. Took a lot of momentum away.

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a couple of trick plays, an on-side kick and Alex. McKenzie

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 11:41 AM
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NOT going out would have helped too.

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:14 PM
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Clemson was the better team and should have won anyway***

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 11:46 AM
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When little Nicky was asked

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:07 PM
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why risk an on-side kick, he said because we were bout to lose the game.

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^ Exactly...

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:28 PM
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Clemson was wearing them out, and nickie knew it.

Same thing 2 years later but he had no way to stop TL16 & Team.

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Re: How Chad Kelly and Ole Miss cost Clemson a National Title

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:52 PM
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Kelly has shown to be an epic bozo. Clemson would have been better off without him. I wish everyone would just forget he was ever there. The same way I feel about Jimbo

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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 2:02 PM
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The 2015 squad is my favorite of the recent era. This was a very painful loss. More so the way in which it was lost. Incredible talent that year.


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