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Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, LSU's Joe Burrow at elite level entering national title matchup

The Greenville News

E.J. Manuel is about as excited as one can be for a national championship game in which his only rooting interest is for a showdown of epic proportions.

The former NFL and Florida State quarterback plans to live vicariously through Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence – the record-setting quarterbacks for LSU and Clemson, respectively.

“As an analyst, this is what you hope for,” said Manuel, who works as a college football analyst for ESPN and the ACC Network. “And when you have two big-name quarterbacks like Burrow and Lawrence matching up, that’s all any college football fan could ask for.