We're confident in our staff, and we're confident in our players.
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, who spent time as an assistant under Saban at LSU, acknowledged the place his former mentor has cemented for himself.
Despite an interception and taking a sack in overtime, Saban rolled the dice with Tagovailoa in the game on second down with long yardage to pick up.
"I'm just going to take it day-by-day, game-by-game and play-by-play", Wilson said. That wasn't the case.
The latter led Alabama to a second-half comeback sealed by a walk-off touchdown throw in overtime, propelling him to legendary status in the eyes of some.
Smith streaked into the end zone and moments later confetti rained and even Saban seemed almost giddy after watching maybe the most improbable victory of his unmatched career. Those teams seem to be on a collision course for the SEC championship game in 2018.
But Alabama didn't go away. Fans too. Word leaked and spread about how good he was in practice.
Michel rushed for a game-high 98 yards on 14 carries, averaging 7.0 yards per carry, but after gaining 10, 5 and 13 yards on the first three plays of the fourth quarter, he touched the ball just once the rest of the game.
"I thought it was amazing for the nation to see what we already knew about Tua Tagovailoa", Passas said. Both Tagovailoa and Mariota played at Saint Louis School in Honolulu. Two other teams with first-year quarterbacks - Oklahoma and Ohio State - will also make the four-team field. Prior to the Cavaliers' NBA Championship run in 2016, the city of Cleveland had gone without a national championship-winning sports team since the Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964 - a span of 52 years. The biggest annoyance was that everybody kind of figured Saban would win it all again, like always.
Georgia players were emotional on the field and in the locker room.
When asked what he told Tagovailoa after that first touchdown, he said he told him he was built for this.
Austin Griswold, an Army ROTC cadet at the University of Alabama, met the commander in chief during the College Football Playoff championship game between Alabama and the University of Georgia on Jan. 8. It was Alabama coach Nick Saban's sixth title.
So www.ncaagamesim.com is a website that specializes in computer simulation for college football and basketball. This one game had huge implications on their season.
College football running backs don't normally find themselves in this position.