Alabama defeats Georgia in overtime to win national title — Tuesday's Mashup

No one should be surprised that Alabama is the early betting favorite to repeat as national champion. Watching Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia, the two cheered on the Crimson Tide from their bedroom television in Amite, La.

A quarterback battle seems inevitable.

Swift is already getting some dark-horse Heisman Trophy hype, as he'll be counted on to replace a lot of Chubb and Michel's production.

Lincoln Riley did such an outstanding coaching job this season that Oklahoma has to be taken seriously next year as well. "Unfortunately we came up short, but it's branding and it's going to continue to grow". So if this hypothetical game were to be played who would win and why? Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 37-yard field goal attempt on the final play of regulation. The quarterback situation has to be sorted out, but the Wolverines have a few capable candidates. I think that's an itch for him potentially down the road.

Entering the game in the second half to give Alabama, held scoreless until then, a spark, Tagovialoa tossed a 41-yard touchdown pass to a streaking DeVonta Smith on the second play of the Tide's overtime possession for the game-winner.

He'll need to do more to have success in 2018, but he'll have all offseason to work as the starting quarterback, so he could be even better for his sophomore campaign. What he didn't do: sleep much before attending a morning-after news conference. Tagovailoa was sacked for a 16-yard loss. "It just feels like another game". Our coaches really trust him to make the right checks and the right reads.

The president was shown attempting to sing along with the anthem, but at the moment he was on screen he was hitting every third or fourth word.

President Donald Trump received a mix of cheers and boos when he entered the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday night in Atlanta. "I mean, he won championships running the wishbone".

It was also a reminder of the kind of tangible leadership it takes to propel a team to the highest level.

The talk of expanding the playoff has been inevitable, since the College Football Playoff took over for the BCS.

"I called Coach Saban to leave him a voicemail yesterday, and he actually answered, which I couldn't believe".

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And you mentioned Nick Saban's championships at Alabama. ESPN said the audience for its three-game playoff series increased 18 percent year over year. But he understands that championships create "a lifelong legacy that everybody lives with".

Exactly one year earlier, after the U.S. Army All-American game, Smith was asked who helped bring him to Alabama. Michel led all rushers with 98 yards on 14 carries.

"I'm very proud of this team and this university", Smart said, "and we're not going anywhere". It becomes a part of the legacy of that team.

Upon walking into Bryant-Denny, the average person understands three things: history, sound food choices (on good days) and a spirit of excellence in knowing that it's watching a college football program and its head coach doing all that is possible to accomplish perfection.

As a highly recruited senior, Tagovailoa seemed more likely to end up at USC, but found a comfort zone in Tuscaloosa.

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