The Miami Hurricanes still have a shot at the College Football Playoff by knocking off Clemson.
However, Dan Le Batard doesn’t see the point in the Hurricanes fan base getting all worked up over making the cut.
First of all, the ESPN personality isn’t giving the No. 7 Canes a shot in the ACC title game on Dec. 2 against No. 1 Clemson.
Le Batard cites the closer proximity of Charlotte, North Carolina for Clemson fans than Miami’s contingent and the lack of what he deems quality road wins as the reasons he’s skeptical.
Miami’s first loss of the season came last Friday at Pitt.
“Why would you expect them to beat Clemson?…It’s going to be No. 1 in the country, close to their campus,” Le Batard said. “The teams Miami has played on the road this year: FSU, barely won. FSU has lost six times this year. North Carolina, barely won. North Carolina has lost nine times this year. Duke: six loses. And you didn’t beat Pittsburgh and they’ve got seven losses.”
Secondly, Le Batard doesn’t think Miami would stand a chance at the national title even if they knocked off the defending champs.
“This is what I would say to you based on what it is I’ve seen from this team: They’re better off losing to Clemson in a close game than getting into the final four and getting throttled,” Le Batard said. “Like this team is not that good…I think they’re going to get smoked by Clemson.”
Miami-Clemson is slated for an 8 p.m. (EST) kickoff and will be televised on ABC.
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