Big Ten refs miss several calls in Alabama's comeback win over Georgia


"That was the fifth time we've gotten to be on the field with Jeremy after winning a national championship game", Dale Pruitt said.

For the week of January 1-7, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: College Football Semi-final: Georgia vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 26.05 million; NFL Wild Card: Atlanta at L.A. Rams, NBC, 22.82 million; College Football Semi-final: Alabama vs. Clemson, ESPN, 20.56 million; "Golden Globe Awards", NBC, 19.01 million; "NFL Wild Card Post Game", Fox, 18.64 million; "NFL Pre-Game", NBC, 16.39 million; "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 16.16 million; "Young Sheldon", CBS, 14.7 million; "NCIS", CBS, 14.11 million; "Bull", CBS, 11.17 million. Hershel Walker, who led Georgia to its 1980 national title as a freshman running back, was honorary captain for the Bulldogs.

Breakdown: "Surprise, surprise. All the Tide do is reload - and they really don't have to do that much of it next year".

Instead of being thankful that he wasn't thrown out of the game, Brown chose to continue to show a lack of class and disrespect towards the uniform he was fortunate enough to be wearing, his teammates and the game when he made a decision to lose his mind on the sideline.

Expanding the playoff to eight teams would involve including every Power Five conference champion, one Group of Five team and two at-large teams.

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Breakdown: "The Tide are set to rebuild following an inevitable exodus of talent to the National Football League draft". Georgia sniffed out a screen pass, Tagovailoa couldn't pick up his next option and Georgia dumped the youngster for a 16-yard loss. The biggest question mark for the Tide heading into the offseason is who will start at quarterback.

Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide from behind to beat Georgia 26-23 for the national championship Monday night. The winning play was, basically, four receivers going deep.

Talking with his former Crimson Tide teammates on this year's team, Palet kept up on not only Tagovailoa but several other true freshmen. The work we put in-the workouts, the running and all that. Chances are it will be atop the preseason polls that come out in August.

Defense needs to contain Jalen Hurts on the ground. Luke serves as Albertville's defensive coordinator.

I believe Kirby Smart is the real deal and the Dogs will be a contender for years to come, but the Tide is not going anywhere as long as Saban is still on the sideline. The only possible loss at tailback is Damien Harris.

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As a highly recruited senior, Tagovailoa seemed more likely to end up at USC, but found a comfort zone in Tuscaloosa.

During the 2016-17 season, during which Alabama lost to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Saban earned $550,000 in incentives. Quarterback Jalen Hurts looked lost, the running game was nearly non-existent, and the offensive line left much to be desired. Lastly, Alex Leatherwood did a stellar job filling in for Jonah Williams at left tackle after Williams left the game in the third quarter. Star linebacker Roquan Smith would appear to be a likely early National Football League draft entry. Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the game.

Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said reading his Bible helps his relationship with God. This unit could lose a couple of players early to the NFL. Lineman Raekwon Davis and linebackers Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses are the leaders for the defense next fall. But that he chose this particular game, between the University of Alabama and University of Georgia, reveals something about Trump's preferred terrain for waging his culture wars.

And for Georgia fans, those 230-plus days before the next season can not come fast enough.

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