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Fans clamoring for playoff changes as Clemson dominates Notre Dame

Matt Johnson
Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

As the Clemson Tigers trounced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff semifinals, many were quick to take shots at the College Football Playoff Committee and the Fighting Irish.

The matchup between undefeated Clemson and undefeated Notre Dame seemed like an even one after the first quarter ended in a 3-3 tie.

Things started to unravel quickly in the second quarter for the Fighting Irish as Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross torched them for a 52-yard and 42-yard scores.

When Tee Higgins hauled in a pinball touchdown right before halftime to give the Tigers a 23-3 lead, it quickly became clear that this was in no way an even matchup.

As the domination continued into the second half, many fans and analysts on Twitter couldn’t help but take shots at the four-team playoff system and the underwhelming Cotton Bowl matchup between Clemson and Notre Dame.

While many were quick to criticize the committee, the system and Notre Dame, some also pointed out that the Buckeyes might not have been much better.

The bottom line is that most people are still extremely unsatisfied with the way college football championships are decided.