The offensive line is this year's MVP. The defensive line is a close second. The development in the play of the offensive line from early in the year to the National Championship game has been nothing short of remarkable . . . due to the coaching staff and, most of all, to the dedication and hard work from the young men who make up the best and most consequential unit on this year's national championship team.
Too often we forget, even as we should recognize the "skill"positions and contributions from J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones, Zeke Elliott, Joey Bosa, Michael Bennett, Devin Smith . . . et al of talented individual players . . . that the game is ultimately won in the trenches and this year's national championship is directly attributable to the continual improvement throughout the year in the play of the offensive line.