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"I think it was a good move [Hurts] was benched", Rossiter said.

Maybe you've rewatched that game and figured it looked the same the second time as it did the first, but while covering the game, I felt Alabama was lucky to get to overtime.

In this format, a UCF team that went 13-0 this season wouldn't have to stage a faux national championship celebration like it did this year when Florida governor Rick Scott declared the Knights the true national champions.

One play doesn't decide the outcome of a game.

Then the game went into overtime, and Georgia took the lead with a remarkable 51-yard field goal.Right after that, Georgia sacked Tagovailoa for a 16-yard loss. The biggest name of the bunch is junior Roquan Smith, who many draft analysts project as a first-rounder. At the moment, there are 19 open scholarships, with defensive back Rashad Roundtree announcing his retirement from football Wednesday night.

The Buckeyes will sorely miss J.T. Barrett's leadership but should feel confident in Dwayne Haskins' ability to take the reins of the offense as a sophomore. Georgia had stopped Hurts completely in the first half.

Alabama won its fifth national championship in nine seasons Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. As you can see, using bowls as a bellwether can be a bit muddled, but all things considered, both of those conferences came out of bowl season with some momentum. Headlined by a playoff team with a Heisman winner, the Big 12's year was an impressive response to multiple years of debate over whether the league was in dire straits. In the past few months alone, we have seen claims that millions will die if net neutrality is rolled back and millions more from the Republican tax reform bill.

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After the rewatch, I don't agree. "I think the game was pretty equal and was a good defensive battle until the game opened up in the second half".

If Fitzpatrick and safety Ronnie Harrison turn pro, that means the entire starting secondary is gone, along with All-America linebacker Rashaan Evans and center Bradley Bozeman besides the underclassmen.

But remember, Saban had to win his six national championships in a much tougher era than Bryant, who captured three in the 1960s when there were no scholarship limitations and his '73 title was split among the major wire services with Notre Dame. Tagovailoa's performance as a rookie - one who played mostly garbage time during the regular season - will earn a spot in Alabama history. "It's our privilege to represent the institution, our fans and players, in what I think is one of the greatest events in all of sports, the College Football Playoff system".

Alabama men's tennis added athletes Riccardo Roberto and Jeremy Gschwendtner to its roster.

Georgia appeared to be the better team for most of Monday night.

Pruitt said the last month has been stressful for Jeremy, who became Tennessee's head coach Dec. 7. It's also downright humorous to see the strange cultural disconnect of a native Hawaiian and fans such as the one quoted on social media asking if Tua required having his own interpreter since coming to the States.

"It's not just a knee-jerk reaction", Pruitt said of Saban's move. No, Saban responded. It was just one of his recruits who was calling to talk about a personal problem. We asked some of the nation's top sportswriters to send us whatever they wrote and couldn't publish because things didn't go your way. After a quick three-and-out with the first series under Tagovailoa featured a QB run, quick pass to the flat to a tight end and a sack, Brian Daboll opened up the playbook.