So many reasons to pick Clemson, but . . .

So many reasons to pick Clemson in tonight’s national championship game:

• The Tigers have the veteran quarterback, one who can beat you with his arm or his legs. Deshaun Watson, Clemson’s trigger man, will be the best offensive player on the field for either team. • Alabama will be playing its first game without offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who was told his services were no longer needed just seven days ago. Steve Sarkisian takes over the play-calling duties. • Clemson easily could have beaten Bama in last year’s title game.