Bear still the best — Saban

Bear still the best — Saban

With the emergence of freshmen signal callers Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Jake Fromm of the Georgia Bulldogs and Keytaon Thompson of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, those teams won't be too concerned about that position in the future. 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. Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 37-yard field goal attempt on the final play of regulation.

The rest of the world may view Saban as a bully in Alabama coaching gear, but he is one of the smartest leaders college football has ever known, and he has the hardware to prove it.

With his team still trailing 20-13 late in the fourth quarter, and facing 4th-and-3 at the Georgia 7, he somehow threaded a pass through all kinds of end-zone traffic to Calvin Ridley to tie the game. The Bulldogs beat Oklahoma in a wild Rose Bowl in double overtime to get here, and after Jonathan Ledbetter and Davin Bellamy sacked Tagovailoa for a big loss on the first play, Alabama was in trouble - second-and-26. On the next play he found Smith, another freshman, streaking down the sideline and hit him in stride for the national championship. When he was interviewed by ESPN after the game, the QB used his big moment to lift up the name of Jesus.

ATLANTA- The foundation has been built in Athens for the Bulldogs to continue their path towards that elusive national championship. Teams like Ohio State, UCF and USC in particular felt disrespected by the committee since they all had a better resume than Alabama, who ended up taking the final spot. It still takes some chutzpah for a coach to bench the 2016 SEC Player of the Year in the highest-stakes game for someone who had thrown just 53 career passes.

Facing fourth-and-four and needing a touchdown, Bama scored to tie the game.

If Hurts does indeed take that route, he could potentially make the move to wide receiver, using his 4.48 40-speed and strength to maneuver around defenders and out-muscle them when fighting for the ball.

Unreal game. Unreal performance by a true freshman in the National Title game no less.

"One of the first things that I said to Jalen was, 'We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you".

Defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter and safety J.R. Reed have previously announced that they will be coming back.

Nick Saban's current run at Alabama I believe is the greatest stretch in college football history.

When Alabama and Georgia reached the College Football Playoff championship game, I wondered how many people would tune in across the country.

For the second straight week, Georgia was going to overtime. "The two lower seed teams win, the one team that everyone debated shouldn't be in, actually goes on to win it".

Trump completely expressed certain phrases, such as "bright stars", and finished confidently on "the land of the free and the home of the brave".

So is a website that specializes in computer simulation for college football and basketball. It's what we live and die for.

The two University of Alabama icons had already shared a championship chat after Saban reached out in the wake of Thomas's August PGA Championship victory. "I've got nothing to be sad about". With J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber expected back, whoever wins the job will have plenty of help. In the first three CFP national championship games, there were 14.

Besides, it's not like the 66-year-old Saban is done yet.