By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Wednesday, December 21 – 6:00 AM
Clemson’s DeShaun Watson – “I’m the best player in the country.” If the Buckeyes are to take down Clemson, they’ll need to control Heisman Trophy runner-up DeShaun Watson. Watson was a touchdown machine this season — accounting for 37 tds in the air and six more on the ground. His performance wasn’t all good — Watson proved interception prone, tossing 15 picks. Even so, Watson doesn’t lack for confidence, “I’m the best player in the country…That’s how I think. That’s how I feel.” Tim May with more on Watson’s confidence and childhood dream of playing for Urban at Florida.
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