As college football gets closer to kicking off the 2019 season, one question remains on the minds of many fans and observers. Will Alabama and Clemson meet again in the College Football Playoff?

The Crimson Tide and Tigers have met in the College Football Playoff in each of the past four seasons with the two teams taking two games a piece.

Clemson's 44-16 thrashing of Alabama in January has also brought out a lot of doubters concerning whether the Tide still has the upper hand in the college football world.

In a recent piece in Yahoo Sports, veteran sportswriter Pat Forde asked if Alabama was no longer the gold standard in college football.

The piece details Nick Saban's assessment of the most recent Clemson game, the constant turnover in Saban's coaching staff, how the performance of the defense slipped late in the season, the reaction from Dylan Moses concerning the status of Clemson and Alabama and Saban's view of the improvement that Alabama needs to make coming off the loss.

With Wimp and Barry Sanderson out for the remainder of the week, 90.7 the Capstone sports director AJ Spurr, Crimson White sportswriter James Benedetto and me dissected the article and provided our thoughts on the rivalry and how the narrative of Alabama's dynasty in peril or outright ending is not a new narrative.

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