Paul Sullivan: Clemson avenges loss to Notre Dame with a 34-10 rout in the ACC title game — and now the Irish must await their playoff fate

Notre Dame fans went into Saturday’s ACC championship game against Clemson with the unspoken understanding a College Football Playoff berth already was in the bag for the Fighting Irish. With a No. 2 ranking and an unbeaten regular season that included an epic, double-overtime win over the then-No. 1 Tigers on Nov. 7 in South Bend, Ind., most believed the Irish basically were playing for seeding purposes only. While a 34-10 loss to third-ranked Clemson in the rematch Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., probably doesn’t change that perception, the blowout loss at least gives Texas A&M the opportunity …

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