Saban Wins His 6th National Championship

Pauline Gross
January 13, 2018

The Crimson Tide, who reached the playoff despite not making it to the SEC championship game, defeated No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal, avenging the Crimson Tide's loss to the Tigers in last year's national championship game.

"It felt good to support him", Davis said.

Alabama and Georgia put on a brilliant show for college football fans, a classic game that will give the sport a new standard to shoot for in the years to come.

Is it possible to be shocked when Alabama wins a national championship? The winning play was indeed called "Seattle". "I was fortunate enough to have that opportunity", Tagovailoa said. "But I have no point of reference". We haven't seen that from a Saban team before. Of course, "only sixth" maybe relative here, as UCF fans are likely a bit excited that they got some recognition in the AP Poll when they hadn't gotten much all season in the College Football Playoff rankings.

We saw all that, and more, before Tagovailoa had his movie moment at the end of overtime. Only the kicker, Andy Pappanastos, slips a little as he is about to swing his right leg through the ball, and misses badly to the left, and everybody goes to overtime. He also spent two seasons in the National Football League coaching the Miami Dolphins, going 15-17 before joining Alabama in 2007.

It seemed that the injuries, along with the mass exodus of talent that Alabama annually has, had finally caught up to them. If ESPN and Rinaldi had not attempted to talk to Hurts, they would have been shying away from the biggest story of the night.

In the annual college football profile edition of FCA Magazine, a number of football players went on record to speak about their passion for Christ. The Bulldogs also have players like quarterback Jake Fromm, running back D'Andre Swift, and wide receiver Mecole Hardman coming back to school. For two more plays.

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After a lackluster second half, that meant the Bulldogs had another chance to pull out the win. But this was the kid's movie.

Hawaii celebrates: When freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench and led Alabama to the national title, it set off a celebration in his native Hawaii.

"He's good for stuff like this and he has the "it" factor", Hurts said.

His touchdown catch against Vanderbilt was nice, but what sold me on Smith was watching him account for the deciding score against Mississippi State on the road. "This is one they'll remember for a long time". However, it was in the fourth quarter that Alabama hit high gear and started functioning at near-peak efficiency. "I think people forget that the game isn't over".

He made it sound easy. That number ties him with former Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant for the most all-time in the poll era. After Tagovailoa's one really awful throw, one that caused an interception, Fromm threw a ball that bounced off a helmet and ended up in the hands of Alabama's Raekwon Davis. In the video, Drake pushes aside a Georgia jersey and shouts, "Quavo, I need my chips with the Huncho Jack dip, my boy!"

But had Nick Saban not rolled the dice at the half, would the Crimson Tide quarterback have been looking for a way out of the program? Not even in the movies.

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