The Field For The National Title Game Monday Appears To Have Major Issues

first_imga general view of the chiefs-49ers gameSANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 05: A general view during the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)This Monday, Alabama and Clemson will meet with a national title on the line for the third time in four years. It looks like the field the two teams will be playing on could be a factor in the outcome.This year’s contest will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The field for the contest appears to have major issues – and it was on display on Monday night.Oregon and Michigan State played a 7-6 game that featured players slipping all over the field. One reporter – Matt Prehm of 247 Sports – snapped a photo of what the turf looks like.A few weeks back, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had some harsh words about the field. Here’s what he told The Mercury News:“It wasn’t great. There were guys slipping all over the place and you could see guys in pass protection, you could see guys on field goal protection sticking their cleats in the ground and it was moving. It’s the same on both sides of the ball, though. They’re subject to the same turf that we are, so there’s no reason to complain about it,” said Carroll, complaining about it.It’ll be interesting to see how the field condition affects the game plans for both teams. It’s unclear which team it favors.The national championship will be played here at Levi Stadium in 7 days. It has chunks of mixed, uneven grass like this all over. Plus, ton of spots filled with green sand to cover smaller holes— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) January 1, 20191Q | The grass sniper at Levi’s Stadium took its first victim, dropping an MSU player short of the first down. Spartans forced to punt #GoDucks #Pac12FB #RedBoxBowl— Ryan Kostecka (@Ryan_Kostecka) December 31, 2018Levi’s.Stadium.Is bad.This yard should not get any prime neutral-site events after 2019.— Matt Zemek (@MattZemek) December 31, 2018Tickets for the game, as we noted earlier, are a bit cheaper this year because of the location.The national title game will take place this coming Monday night.last_img

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