Found January 10, 2012 on
NEW ORLEANS—Stymied down low for most of the game by LSU’s vaunted defense, Alabama was forced to score from distance in order to capture victory in last night’s BCS title game. The Crimson Tide, whose strength wasn’t in their scoring, rode a hot streak as they went 5 for 7 from downtown.
“We adapted tonight,” said Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban on his team’s ability to win in an unconventional manner. “We just kept putting the ball into the net, and that was enough for the big win.”
Alabama was able to add a six-pointer late in the game, an feat so rare for the Tide that they swarmed the field in celebration after the game and even gave Saban a Gatorade shower to make the momentous occasion.
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Alabama coach Nick Saban might have enjoyed this national championship a little bit more. Certainly, the celebratory dousing was more to his liking.
Saban said Tuesday morning that this Crimson Tide team was special in its commitment to winning. Alabama polished off a 12-1 season with a 21-0 win over LSU on Monday night for its second title in three seasons.
Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan accused of poisoning the oak trees on Auburn's campus, was spotted on Bourbon Street on Sunday night.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The game, Nick Saban insisted rather testily the day before, was never about him. Said it wouldn't define him as a person or as a coach, no matter what happened on the field.
Sure felt a lot like it Monday night.
Two national titles in three years? Saban can check that one off his list of unfinished tasks.
In a rematch between LSU and Alabama for the BCS Championship, it was another low-scoring affair that mirrored their first regular season matchup in Tuscaloosa where the Les Miles-led Tigers beat Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide 9-6. The defenses for both teams, stacked with NFL talent, dominated the game once again making the kickers a crucial...Read the Rest...
Alabama head coach Nick Saban scheduled a 6:00 a.m. celebration today for his team so they could enjoy their BCS championship before offseason workouts were to begin promptly at 6:08 a.m.
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Nick Saban's boys, Alabama, and Les Miles' boys, LSU, will play on Monday for the BCS championship in a much-anticipated rematch of the overtime slugfest held in Tuscaloosa. The game will be broadcast at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Monday.
Defense may win championships, but NOT TV ratings.
Alabama's national championship win drew the lowest television ratings in the BCS' 14-year history.
An overnight rating of 13.8.
That was a dip from the previous all-time low, a 14.3 rating set in 2002 by Miami and Nebraska.
Now can we finally get our playoff system or a +1 or something? PLEASE BCS PLEASE?
At the annual NCAA convention in Indy this week, they are talking everything from multi-year scholarships, stipends for cost of living and rules compliance. They are also talking college football and how they want to crown their National Champion in 2014. Many administrators are clamoring for a wooden trophy to be handed out to the national champion, instead of the crystal football...
Finally, after days and days of talk about absolutely nothing new, the game that will explode minds and possibly actual heads is upon us. And, as is customary with nearly every game, but always the big games, everyone and their brother are throwing out a score prediction, which means you'll be hearing from the one lucky bastard who manages to nail it exactly (he or she should...
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I'll leave discussion of parallels between the SECCG and the BCSCG and how things could have gone differently for Georgia to Blutarsky (and believe me, Nick Saban should send the number to his hair guy and part of his bonus check to Mark Richt for Georgia's first half game plan against LSU), but I have to question the LSU...