Speaking to reporters after the game, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart - a former Alabama assistant coach who worked under Saban until returning to his alma mater in 2015 - said that despite the loss, his team's performance Monday demonstrated the school's standing in college football.
Patton said Georgia fans might want to avoid things such as social media outlets in which the game will continue to be discussed. "He's built for stuff like this". You can't look at me and tell me any of those teams deserve another chance at the national championship.
While early on it looked like the Bulldogs had Alabama's number, a crucial quarterback change at the half seemed to be the deciding factor.
For the third straight season, Alabama played a classic CFP final.
For the 2017 University of Alabama football season, TideSports intern Terrin Waack has provided select stellar stats, obscure facts and notable quotes from the most recent game to show how the Crimson Tide uses "The Process" against its opponents.
That vigorous training leads to more players reaching their maximum potential during their time playing under Saban.
"I don't think it's imperative that we make one right now". "There's lots of highs and lows".
Though Calvin Ridley played for Alabama and Riley Ridley played for Georgia, the brothers were happy for one another's efforts and celebrated the end of the game together.
Saban had one more lesson to teach his former pupil: you've got to play a almost flawless game if you're going to dethrone this dynasty. Still others sat quietly in shock, slowly coming to terms with what will undoubtedly go down as the toughest loss of their lives to this point.
Alabama returns September 1 against Louisville in Orlando, Fla. The victory marked his sixth national championship win, and the fifth with Alabama-and he has a salary to match these career achievements. UCF even held its own national championship parade on Sunday at Disney World in its hometown of Orlando.
Tagovailoa was brilliant at times, though he had a few freshman moments.
Fromm ended 16-of-32 in the air with 232 passing yards, but he had two interceptions compared to his one touchdown toss. He also darted away from pass rushers and made some impeccable throws, showing poise of a veteran. The winning play was indeed called "Seattle".
So if we are connecting all the dots, Lane Kiffin leaving as Alabama's offensive coordinator opened the door for Sarkisian, fired from USC, to take the job with Alabama, opening the door for Tagovailoa to come to Tuscaloosa. Thank God he found me and we're here right now. "Smitty was wide open".
Alabama beat Georgia in overtime, rallying from 13 points down in the second half before winning with a game-ending touchdown pass. Viewership for the all-Southeastern Conference matchup on Monday night in Atlanta was up 13 percent from last season's Clemson-Alabama rematch from the season before, ESPN said Tuesday.
The plan all week, like most weeks, didn't involve the backup quarterback.