"That's the lesson we all wanted to learn".
Coming into the game, Tagovailoa had completed 35 of 53 passes for 470 yards with eight touchdowns against one interception. Freshmen were everywhere for the Alabama offense in the second half: Najee Harris at running back; Henry Ruggs III at receiver; Alex Leatherwood at left tackle after All-American Jonah Williams was hurt.
Yet another championship was added to one of college football's greatest dynasties Monday night as the University of Alabama defeated the University of Georgia by a score of 26-23 in overtime. What should no longer be a subject of disagreement is college football's 'Greatest Dynasty.' It belongs to Alabama football and Nick Saban.
"This was, I think, one of our best recruiting classes, this freshman class from last year, especially with offensive talent", Saban said.
That all-SEC national championship game - with Alabama knocking off Georgia in OT on the heroics of a freshman quarterback - turned out to be quite a thriller, but it wouldn't have been possible if the committee hadn't made the unprecedented decision to include two teams from the same conference. The big changes will come on the defensive side of the ball, but we've seen this team re-tool time and time again. "No disrespect to Jalen, but ..." "I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did".
"He sees spacing on the field". As the game went into overtime, Tagovailoa burst onto the field with an incredible second-half performance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A 43-yard Andy Pappanastos field goal trimmed the Georgia lead to 20-10 in the third quarter.
Think about this: Saban now has more national titles than the other active head coaches combined.
Coach Nick Saban has already shown the nation that he's not worried about pulling Hurts in favor of Tagovailoa in a big game.
That's when Saban would make the move that ultimately won the national title for Alabama.
Passas told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Tagovailoa began attending the football camp at Saint Louis when he was just 9 years old and immediately started throwing with the senior players, including Mariota. These kids really responded the right way.
Trump's attendance placed him squarely in a long tradition of presidents using sporting events for political ends.
ATLANTA- The foundation has been built in Athens for the Bulldogs to continue their path towards that elusive national championship. Five of those gems are Crimson, and they came in the last nine years. I had to do this for my Dad.
With all due respect to the houndstooth-hat legend, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and the six national titles he won roaming the Alabama sideline, Saban has surpassed them all for the No. 1 mantle.
On Tuesday, however, Saban hinted that more than those four players are considering leaving early.
"Somebody tried to give me a game ball", he said.
Breakdown: "You know the defense is going to be stout".
This is when the full on-field coaching staff will be able to work with the players in a practice setting for the first time since the season ended.
"Every team wants to be successful", he said. The dogs could not get anything going in the second half, and the Crimson Tide often struck, tying the game and leading to one hell of a finish.
Last season, Alabama lost the national title game in the final seconds to Clemson. That's like curving a test, which is cool for the students, but there's a reason it doesn't usually happen.