Jon Solomon

CBS Sports Senior Writer /

Life after Deshaun Watson: How Clemson attempts to replace the nation's best QB

The Tigers have a ton of QBs set to fight it out in an effort to step in for a two-time Heisman finalist

It's time for college football to shorten games for the fans and players

As exciting as the games might be, their length is making it difficult for almost everyone involved

Here's where 2016 Clemson ranks among College Football Playoff, BCS champions

The Tigers were the best team of the 2016 campaign, but can they stack up to the best of the best?

Clemson offers blueprint proving money alone doesn't buy national titles

The Tigers are not the richest program in the nation by a long shot, but they won the title anyway

Clemson crushes its past, sets new course with movie-script win over Alabama

After a 35-year wait, Dabo Swinney leads the Tigers from college football's wilderness back to glory

Alabama vs. Clemson II is costliest national championship ticket in recent years

The rematch has exploded on the secondary ticket market with prices over $2,000

With Clemson elite, Dabo Swinney should not replace Nick Saban if the time comes

Despite Swinney's numerous Alabama connections, he'd be wise to avoid succeeding Saban

College Football Playoff: Five keys for Clemson to win the national championship

The Tigers came close to toppling the Tide last year, and have the chance to stop them in 2017

ACC commissioner questions why people who work in college sports decide penalties

John Swofford brings up a point a lot of fans have mentioned in the past

Why Kevin Turner's son chose football, the sport that likely killed his dad

Nolan Turner may not play in the national title game this week, but he's proud of the decision he made

Why adjusting to a new voice on offense means everything for Alabama

While Steve Sarkisian stepping in may be an odd success, it won't be an easy transition

Nick Saban continues to evolve with game, players while on the verge of history

Alabama's coach remains one of the most consistent people in the game, according to former players

Shaped by a tough childhood, ​Alabama's Jonathan Allen hopes to find his mother

It was not always easy as it looks on the field for Alabama's most dominant defensive player

Six new faces who will help decide the Alabama-Clemson national title rematch

From coordinators to star players, the Tide vs. Tigers rematch is looking quite different

Players sound off: Should the College Football Playoff expand past four teams?

CBS Sports surveyed 40 playoff participants to gauge their thoughts on expanding the title race

Jon Solomon is CBS Sports's national college football writer. A former Alabama resident, he now lives in Maryland and also writes extensively on NCAA topics. Jon previously worked at The Birmingham News, The Columbia State and The Anderson Independent-Mail.