Agree I'd rather play Clemson first but my rationale is a bit different. I do believe Clemson is the toughest of the 3 possible opponents, however, it's similar to the way it was in 2014 when Alabama was the toughest opponent for the Buckeyes. I really want them to beat the best right off the bat. If they can beat Clemson, we know they can win it all. Plus...we REALLY do own them an L, preferably a beatdown...however, I don't think that's going to happen.
A final with Burrow and LSU would be huge!
I just think it's important to beat Dabo and his crew 1st so we can make them put some respek on our name!!! Much sweeter to beat a team that doesn't really respect you or your team.