Tuesday January 8, 2019 02:00 AM Written by The Associated Press AP Photo CFP260, CFP250, CFP221, CFP213, CFP66, CFP163, CFP184Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.Tua Tagovailoa had a rare off night. The Alabama quarterback threw two interceptions, was stopped on a pair of fourth-down runs and struggled mightily in the final three quarters of a 44-16 loss to Clemson in the national championship game. The Heisman Trophy runner-up threw a pick-six on the opening drive and led Alabama to no points following a field goal in the first minute of the second quarter. The Crimson Tide suffered their most lopsided loss ever under coach Nick Saban.By JOSH DUBOWAP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown. It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in … [Read more...] about BC-FBC–CFP-National Championship-Tua,1st Ld-Writethru
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Monday January 7, 2019 11:44 PM Written by The Associated Press AP Photo CFP228, CFP225, CFP162, CFP192Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.Trevor Lawrence threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Justyn Ross three plays after Clemson stopped Alabama on a fake field goal attempt to give the Tigers a 37-16 lead in the third quarter of the national championship game. Ross got loose for the big play after cornerback Saivion Smith went down with an injury to put the Tigers in control. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Trevor Lawrence threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Justyn Ross three plays after Clemson stopped Alabama on a fake field goal attempt to give the Tigers a 37-16 lead in the third quarter of the national championship game. Ross got loose for the big play after cornerback Saivion Smith went down with an injury to put the Tigers in control. It was a dramatic turnaround after Mark Fields broke … [Read more...] about BC-FBC–CFP-National Championship-The Latest
It was just this summer when four now-elderly gentlemen sat down to a legendary table and talked about the great old times.Their names were Emile Fournet, Charles “Bo” Strange, Lynn LeBlanc and Warren Rabb. Their common thread, as it has been for 60 years now, was that they all started on LSU’s 1958 national championship team.They celebrated the past, and each other. To have made it this far deserves some sort of recognition.“You get older and you’re just glad to be living,” Fournet said.The hair, if it remains, may be much grayer compared to the fresh-faced black-and-white team photos they posed for before the 1958 season began, before they knew they were all destined to become LSU football immortals. Back then they were all crew cuts and lineless faces, on the brink of making history they could not even imagine: being the team to deliver LSU’s first recognized football national title.A title they gathered to celebrate Friday afternoon with a … [Read more...] about Sixty years on, remaining members of LSU’s 1958 national champions gather to reminisce once more
ESPN.com came out with an interesting list this week, ranking all the national championship teams of the BCS/College Football Playoff era. That list, of course, included the five Alabama national championship teams under Nick Saban (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017), as well as Auburn's 2010 title team. None of the team ranked in the overall Top 5, which was topped by 2005 Texas. But just including the teams from our state, how would you rank them? Here's my list: 1. 2011 Alabama -- Even though it had a loss (in overtime to top-ranked LSU) and was somewhat limited offensively, I think this is the best of the Saban title teams. The defense was just so suffocating and completely shut down just about everyone on its schedule (with the exception of Georgia Southern, AKA Team Tin Horn). As ESPN notes, 14 players on that Alabama defense eventually played in the NFL, and it avenged the LSU loss with a 21-0 blowout in the championship game. 2. 2009 Alabama -- Saban's only undefeated team … [Read more...] about AL.com All-Access: Ranking those Alabama, Auburn national championship teams
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Bryan Stork won a BCS title, Super Bowl before he was 25. So why is he coaching 2 years later? Stork played for Florida State and the New England Patriots, retired from the NFL by the time he was 26 because of head injuries Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jason Munz, Hattiesburg American Published 2:16 p.m. CT Aug. 12, 2017 | Updated 9:33 a.m. CT Aug. 13, 2017 CLOSE Bryan Stork won a national championship in college and a Super Bowl title as a rookie. But injuries forced him to give up his playing career. … [Read more...] about Bryan Stork won a BCS title, Super Bowl before he was 25. So why is he coaching 2 years later?