Nick Saban: 'We have 2 good quarterbacks on our team, no doubt'

Alabama Crimson Tide players celebrate beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes Benz Stadium

College Football Playoff: Twitter reacts as Alabama wins national championship

When Alabama and Georgia reached the College Football Playoff championship game, I wondered how many people would tune in across the country. "I'm very proud of this team and this university, and we're not going anywhere".

Reflecting back to the Crimson Tide's open practice last August, senior wide receiver Cam Sims spoke with yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine about four-star Louisiana native, Devonta Smith.

Apart from the final play, here's why Georgia lost the national championship game.

Pappanastos grew up a Crimson Tide fan, with his family having season tickets. Georgia scored again in regulation, but everything went Alabama's way in that second half and the overtime period. While we though Jalen Hurts would need a big night, it was Tua Tagovailoa who was the star of the show. The Crimson Tide struggled to get this going in the first half.

But Alabama didn't go away.

"After the sack, we just got up and took it to the next play", Tagovailoa said (ESPN). "Making our state proud is the biggest thing".

And this comes after two bonafide attempts to end the drought over the past two years. The Bulldogs haven't won a national championship in football since 1980.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Can Outlast Apple iPhone X & Samsung Note 8
Their reason, USA lawmakers expressed concerned about potential ties between Huawei and the Chinese government. But that won't stop Huawei from selling the Mate 10 Pro online and at U-S stores, starting in February.

I would have said no before Monday night.

He did not like the way his team had played on the offensive side of the ball while being blanked for 30 minutes, and he knew that it was unlikely anything would change if he didn't do something drastic.

Before fans write off Hurts, just remember he is the same young quarterback we were enamored with in his 2016 debut against USC.

On his second drive, Tagovailoa drove 56 yards in seven plays, eclipsing Hurts' total passing yards in one drive with 44 and finding Henry Ruggs III in the end zone to make it a 13-7 game.

The true freshman turned Alabama's fortunes from lackluster to blockbuster, in a come-from-behind victory in the national title game against the Georgia Bulldogs Monday.

In the national title game, Alabama's coaches proved to be the championship-caliber adjusters. The SEC also had two teams featured in the 2011 season finale, when Alabama defeated Louisiana State in the BCS title game. The Knights went 13-0 to cap the only ideal season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Smart heads into his third season with his alma mater.

"The record-breaking audiences, over the course of multiple years, clearly reinforce how the College Football Playoff has quickly established itself as an elite event on the sports calendar", Burke Magnus, ESPN's executive vice president of programming and scheduling, said in a statement. The FBS is the highest level of football in the NCAA.

Latest News