So it comes down to this: No. 3 Notre Dame versus No. 2 Clemson Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas during the Cotton Bowl. They'll battle in the first of two semifinal games of the College Football Playoff, and then No. 1 Alabama will meet No. 4 Oklahoma later that night in Miami during the Orange Bowl.
The winners will advance on Monday, January 7 in Santa Clara, Calif. for the national championship.
Now that we got that out of the way . . .
I'm covering the game in Dallas Saturday, and I'll watch Notre Dame, well, um, you'll have to listen to the podcast. I have my thoughts on whether the Fighting Irish can survive as two-touchdown underdogs against a Clemson team that nearly is as good as it gets.