Back in November, FOX Sports radio personality Colin Cowherd called out Clemson for being a “fraud,” saying that the Tigers would “get their ears boxed by whoever they play” in the playoffs.

“Clemson’s a fraud,” Cowherd said prior to the ACC title game. “Clemson is going to get their ears boxed by whoever they play. They should have three losses, maybe four. I don’t buy into Clemson. They’re the New York Giants of college football. I don’t care what their record is. I don’t buy into them. And I had Clemson in the final four, so I should be rooting for them. I got no dog in the fight here. I think USC is the second-best team in the country and Vegas agrees.”

After destroying Ohio State, 31-0, and then ending Alabama’s 26-game winning streak during Monday night’s national championship in another exciting thriller (this time 35-31), Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had some choice words for Cowherd during his post-game press conference.

“At the end of the day, we left no doubt tonight,” he said. “We wanted to play Alabama because now y’all got to change your stories. You got to change the narrative. Y’all got to mix it up. The guy that called us a fraud? Ask Alabama if we’re a fraud. Was the name Colin Cowherd? I don’t know him, never met him. Ask Alabama if we’re a fraud. Ask Ohio State if we’re a fraud. Ask Oklahoma if we’re a fraud.

“The only fraud is that guy, because he didn’t do his homework. I hope y’all print that.”

There’s no coming back from that one, Colin.