Dabo Swinney TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 8: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers speaks to members of the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Head Coaches Press Conference on January 8, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Some of the best cold takes are the ones that get noticed by their subject. That’s what happened Monday night after the Clemson Tigers knocked off Alabama 35-31 to win the national championship, and Tigers’ head coach Dabo Swinney called out Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd:

Here’s the clip of when Cowherd called Clemson “a fraud” on FS1/Fox Sports Radio’s The Herd back in late November, saying they’d get “punched in the ear” and lose in the playoff:

“Clemson’s a fraud. Clemson’s going to get their ears boxed by whoever they play. They should have three losses, maybe four. I don’t buy into Clemson. They’re the New York Giants of college football. I don’t buy into it. And I had Clemson in the final four, so I should be rooting for them. I don’t have any dog in the fight here. I think USC’s the second-best team in the country, Vegas agrees.”

Well, Swinney and Clemson certainly had the last laugh on Cowherd in this case.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.