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Nick Saban is no stranger to former Clemson and current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, having faced him in each of the last two national championship games.

However, its the Tigers’ current quarterback that could be an even bigger problem for the Crimson Tide, at least according to Saban.

During his press conference on Friday, the Alabama coach praised Kelly Bryant, who he said “may be a better runner, if that’s possible” than Watson.

That’s a scary thought considering Watson recorded more than 1,000 yards during the 2015 season and more than 600 in each of his last two years at Clemson. However, Bryant is already off to an impressive start since taking the reins as the team’s starter, recording 646 rushing yards.

While the legendary Watson nearly doubled Bryant’s passing totals from 2017 during each of his last two seasons, both do possess similar attributes, especially when it comes to their mobility.

However, that should be a focal point for Alabama, who ranked third overall nationally in rushing defense, while preparing for its rematch against Clemson in the College Football Playoff on January 1 in Baton Rogue.

There’s no denying that this matchup will once again live up to the hype, as it has during the past two seasons.

Nick Saban says Clemson’s current QB might be better than Deshaun Watson at one thing Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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