2020 College Football National Championship review: A Blitz Podcast

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Our podcast hosts get together to discuss the ins and outs of the 2020 College Football National Championship Game between LSU and Clemson.

LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the 2020 College Football National Championship Game to cap off a perfect 15-0 season and stake their claim as one of the best college football teams of all time. The Tigers from the bayou dethroned the Tigers from Clemson, ending Clemson’s 29-game winning streak.

To cap a marvelous season, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow eviscerated a dominant Clemson defense to the tune of five more touchdown passes, overcoming a slow start and providing arguably the single biggest season-to-season turnaround in the history of this sport.

Our podcast hosts dive right into all the action from Monday night’s game in the immediate aftermath of LSU’s victory. It’s important to note that this was recorded right after the game due to a couple of newsworthy items that have happened in the last 48 hours, the biggest of which came on Tuesday evening when LSU passing-game coordinator and Broyles Award winner Joe Brady was named the offensive coordinator of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

With Burrow exhausting his eligibility and Brady moving on to the NFL in his own right, it’s fair to wonder if Ed Orgeron will be able to sustain this level of excellence going forward without them. For now, however, the party rages on in Baton Rouge and the thought of next season hasn’t even begun to enter the minds of the purple and gold faithful.

While Zach and John spend the majority of this week’s episode discussing the action from New Orleans, they can’t help but peak ahead a little to next season while also discussing a couple of breaking news items that happened during the game, like D’Eriq King’s decision to transfer from Houston and Washington State poaching Nick Rolovich from Hawaii.

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The Saturday Blitz Podcast is part of the FanSided Radio Network at Spreaker. The show goes live every Wednesday morning. You can reach John Mitchell at @jlmitchell93 and Zach Bigalke at @zbigalke on Twitter.