Roll Tide adds to college football dynasty after Monday night game


"All glory goes to God", Tagovailoa said.

"[It shows] he's doing one hell of a job and he's getting it done", Fisher said of Saban's latest national title win.

"I just didn't feel we could run the ball well enough", Saban said when it was over, "and I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did".

As a Southern Miss alum, I don't have a true SEC rooting interest and have always liked the Dogs from Athens. I enjoy the players.

Look at that - they can share monogrammed towels. What a game and what a fitting end to the College Football Season! But in these times, everything seems to come up Crimson. This worked out exceptionally well for the program, as he won six national titles while coaching the team from 1958 to 1981.

"We've been down before and it ain't over until the last whistle, so everybody just kept fighting and we believed in everybody on this team", Smith said. Alabama had to slip into the playoff without even winning its division.

This isn't a completely new phenomenon.

Carole Forbes, like many other Crimson Tide fans, was grinning ear to ear as she picked up merchandise at Dick's Sporting Goods. This season's CFP semifinals on January 1 and the championship game averaged more than 26.2 million viewers, up 21 percent from previous year.

But it was Saban's halftime move that defined this championship. The numbers clearly suggest he is the best in the game's history.

Saban praised his players for the impressive comeback, noting that the team had had spent the first half of the game "shooting ourselves in the foot left and right".

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On Monday night, it was Tua Tagovailoa who would find Smith streaking down the Georgia sideline.

The first half did not appear to go as planned for the Crimson Tide, as they were held scoreless for just the third time since 2007 under head coach Nick Saban.

Hurts' horrific performance led to Saban replacing him with freshman Tua Tagovailoa.

Still, the Bulldogs led 20-7 with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter in front of a very partisan Georgia crowd, and yet you just never had the feeling Alabama was out of it.

The decision to lift starter Jalen Hurts, who entered the game with a 25-2 career record, could go down as one of the biggest decisions in the illustrious career of arguably one of the greatest living coaches of the modern college football era.

Thomas didn't reveal specifics about the call, but hopefully he told Saban "thank you", too - the Tide victory won his bet with Georgia alum Kevin Kisner.

Lee raced to a friend's house to watch and saw Tagovailoa's game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass. He had missed a wide open Calvin Ridley in the end zone on the Tide's first drive, which eventually led to a missed field goal. The top tackler was a sophomore.

Hurts had only thrown one interception all season.

Patton said Georgia fans might want to avoid things such as social media outlets in which the game will continue to be discussed.