New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was among the millions of viewers tuned in Monday night for college football's national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. Alabama improved to 69-11 in 80 games as the No. 1-ranked team in the AP poll since 1936.
"It was nerve-wracking", Ingram said with a grin. Meyer is still great, yes, but Saban - who got his head coaching start at Toledo in 1990 - just secured his place as the greatest of them all, matching Bear Bryant with his sixth national championship.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Tagovailoa is a vocal Christian who attended St. Louis School, the same Catholic academic and football program that produced Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (another strong Christian, who led his team into a squeaker playoff win Saturday over the Kansas City Chiefs).
"He's the man", Ingram said. "I think that we haven't really made a decision about that, and it's not imperative we make one right now. He did his thing".
Tagovailoa came in during the second half of the game to replace starter Jalen Hurts, who was having a not so productive first half. He also tossed the game-winning 41-yard touchdown strike to DeVonta Smith in overtime, giving the Crimson Tide a 26-23 victory.
"13-0, biggest game of his life", Ingram said. Quarterback Jake Fromm attempted seven consecutive passes during the Bulldogs' first two offensive drives.
"I was going to the bathroom on the sideline", Fitzpatrick said on ESPN's Golic and Wingo, explaining why he missed Alabama's game-winning play.
Mariota's protege and fellow Hawaii native, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, led the Crimson Tide to an overtime win over Georgia in the title game, throwing three TD passes in the second half, including the game victor, after coming off the bench. Holt said most prop action has been on Bo Scarbrough to score a touchdown and Calvin Ridley to have more receiving yards than Javon Wims.
It's all class from the true freshman. I came up with, 'And the Crimson Tide rolled up onto South Beach bringing with it national championship No. 15.
It wasn't until approximately 18 months later - after OR secured and then lost the commitment of four-star quarterback Ryan Kelley and Tagovailoa committed to Alabama - that Frost and OR coach Mark Helfrich deemed Tagovailoa worthy of a scholarship. But on Thursday, Tagovailoa called out those who may be dismissing Hurts, who is 26-2 as a Bama starter, after Tag's performance. I know people are going to go that's hyperbole...
I believe the easiest way to lose in ministry is to quit leading your ministry, rest on your laurels, do what you've always done, hope for the best.
"They told me last week our out-of-state applications are up 40 percent in one year, since we've been here", Kiffin told Travis.