Is Clemson on Alabama's level? Tigers WR Hunter Renfrow weighs in
Much to the liking of SEC fans, Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow is moving on from the Tigers program due to graduation.
Renfrow helped Clemson win two national championships over Alabama — 2016 and 2018 seasons, but he’s not ready to say the Tigers are on Alabama’s level yet.
“They’ve won two of the last four and we have too,” Renfrow told AL.com’s John Talty at the Senior Bowl in Mobile. “I feel like we are gaining ground but I wouldn’t say we are on their level yet. We are just little ol’ Clemson and we are trying to get to the top.”
Renfrow is echoing Dabo Swinney’s comments about “little ol’ Clemson.” The Tigers program under Swinney isn’t going anywhere, especially with QB Trevor Lawrence back for two more seasons. Swinney has stacked the Tigers’ roster, and there won’t be many challenges in the ACC.
However, Alabama isn’t going away either.
The Tide return a slew of talent, including QB Tua Tagovailoa, and Nick Saban is putting together a much better on-field coaching staff than the one he had in 2018. The Tide also have the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class for 2019.
Alabama and Clemson will open up No. 1 and No. 2 in the pre-season AP Poll in August, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the Tide and Tigers play again for the national championship in 2019.
Until then, little ol’ Clemson will continue playing the underdog card.