Spurrier on Watson: "There is something special about him"


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Spurrier is a fan of Clemson's Deshaun Watson
Spurrier is a fan of Clemson's Deshaun Watson

Former South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier joined ESPN First Take on Tuesday to break down Clemson's win over Alabama for the national title.

Clemson's former rival coach said he would take Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson if he had a NFL team.

"Deshaun Watson is a heck of a runner," Spurrier said. "I think he might be the first NFL pick. If I was one of those down the line teams, man, I would want him on my team. There is something special about him. He's won a bunch of close games for Clemson. They don't blow out everybody. They have been in a bunch of close ones the last couple years and he usually is the deciding factor in the wins."

Spurrier also said he thought Clemson won the title rather than Alabama losing it.

"I think Clemson won it. You got to give Clemson credit and give the Clemson defense credit for all those 3 and outs," Spurrier said. "Obviously, if Alabama could have made a couple of first downs in a row in the fourth quarter before they had to punt the time would have elapsed and Clemson would not have had the opportunities. Deshaun Watson I think is the best player in college football and those three receivers caught everything. Amazing catches all over the place and they scored touchdowns. Clemson did not have to kick field goals."

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