How this Alabama game-time gamble paid off


Georgia tight end Jeb Blazevich told FCA about the importance of spending quality time with Jesus.

When Georgia won the Rose Bowl, the Bulldogs' post-halftime comeback showed an impressive ability to adjust, especially for the defense, which suddenly found ways to contain Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Lee raced to a friend's house to watch and saw the entire second half, including Tagovailoa's game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith.

Saban remained coy Tuesday morning on the future of the Crimson Tide's quarterback position, choosing simply to heap praise upon how both players handled Monday's scenario. This one denied the Bulldogs their first national title since 1980.

Georgia safety Aaron Davis says the way he lives his life is indicative of his relationship with Jesus. Rowdy Roddy Blankenship (I made the last one up).

One thing is for sure, spring ball in Alabama will be interesting as Tagovailoa's play also sparked a quarterback controversy. This Alabama team's ceiling was visible and plateauing, even if it was still just as high as any other program's. Coach Scott Frost, now at Nebraska, lamented about the job of the CFP Selection Committee, telling CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd that "it appeared like it was a concerted effort to keep us a reasonable distance away from the top four to avoid controversy". We're confident in our staff, and we're confident in our players. There were so many moments, on third down and fourth down, when he made the game look as easy for Alabama as Deshaun Watson had made it look against Alabama last January.

The finish brought heartbreak for the Bulldogs.

Alabama beat Georgia in overtime to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game. I still can't believe that this is what happened. "It was a communication issue, something we can't have".

Although he gave Alabama momentum on his second drive under center, Georgia countered with its biggest play of the night to open up a 13-point lead.

"So that's something we have to build on in this year's recruiting and continue to build on because we're going to lose a lot of good players who are seniors, probably have several players go out for the draft". But how competitive that game was late, that had a lot to do with why that rating was so big.

So 2018 begins with the kind of game and the kind of memory that we had throughout 2017. "You know, he has that "it" factor, and I'm so happy for him, happy for this team". "Nobody in this locker room wants to feel this way again".

Alabama's Nick Saban approached the unflappable sophomore who, despite 25 wins in 27 career starts, he was benching in favor of true freshman Tua Tagovailoa on the sport's grandest stage.

He said someone even recently sent him a license plate saying "1968 state champs".

"Give them credit, but I think everybody can see that Georgia's going to be a force to be reckoned with", Smart said.

"The standard's been set by these young men right here".

"I pursue a relationship with God by spending time in His Word and being in His presence", the athlete said.