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Tim Tebow says Clemson is 'not a team you want see' in Playoffs


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(USA TODAY Sports-John Glaser)
(USA TODAY Sports-John Glaser)

Former Florida QB great and Heisman winner Tim Tebow is one of a number of ESPN analysts who have changed their tune on Dabo Swinney's Tigers lately.

A little over a month ago, Tebow said Clemson "is not last year's Clemson team" and not worthy of a top-four spot at the time.

A four-game run of 45-plus-point wins later, Tebow said on ESPN's First Take Friday that 11-0 Clemson isn't a team anybody wants a piece of.

"Dabo knows how to teach his teams to grow and get better throughout the season where you are peaking in the playoff," Tebow said. "You remember a few years ago, they lost to Pitt. People thought, ‘They're not good. They lost to Pitt. How could you lose to a terrible Pitt team?’ Well, then they went and dominated everybody else the rest of the year. That’s a little bit of what this Clemson team is doing. They're getting better...This is not a team you want to see if they get to the playoff."  

Tebow has been impressed with Trevor Lawrence's play after a slow start.

"I think he started the year not very hot so a lot of people started to look at all of these other quarterbacks who were really performing," Tebow said. "But if you look at the last couple of weeks, Trevor Lawrence has started to get a lot better and he’s getting really hot."

Clemson returns to action next Saturday at South Carolina with a noon kickoff (ESPN) before wrapping their Playoff bid in the ACC Championship on Dec. 7 versus a team to be determined (7:30/ABC).

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