Danny Sheridan on whether Clemson would go undefeated if facing an SEC schedule; sets line on hypothetical Alabama-Clemson Week 1 matchup

“Clemson has a great team. They could certainly compete in the SEC. They would not go undefeated in the SEC."

“Alabama would be a 3-point favorite if they played in Week 1. I know people say, ‘Well, don’t you know Clemson beat Alabama? No, I didn’t know that. Of course, I know that. It has nothing to do with it. Alabama’s been an underdog one time since 2009 or something. They were an underdog at Georgia and beat them 38-10 (in 2015). …

“I would make Alabama no more than 3, maybe 2.5-point favorite, but you have to favor Alabama. At the end of the season, that’s a different story. I don’t know how they will do during the course of a season. To start the year, Alabama doesn’t have to butt heads with the SEC West.”

Sheridan has set the regular-season win total for Clemson at 11.5.