John Heisler | December 28, 2018
Time, time, time
See what's become of me
While I look around for my possibilities
Simon & Garfunkel couldn't possibly have known anything about the College Football Playoff in 1968 when they penned those lyrics for "A Hazy Shade of Winter" on their "Bookends" album.
Yet those words define a big part of the challenge this week for University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and his Clemson counterpart, Dabo Swinney.
By Saturday, "time" for the Irish will equate to five weeks since they walked off the Los Angeles Coliseum turf, finished with their 12-0 regular season.
For Clemson, it's been four weeks since the Tigers left Charlotte after dispatching Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Since then it's been rest, recovery, exams, Christmas and a little bit of everything else for the two teams.
Time, time, time — indeed.
And that's the conundrum for both Notre Dame and Clemson. They don't know exactly what they'll get Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
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