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Can the Tide Get Any Higher

The Alabama Crimson Tide throttled the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday night in Miami to win another national championship. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban is a football perfectionist and will examine the game meticulously to find what things went wrong with their 42-14 rout of the Irish. However, even the perfectionist might find it hard to find anything wrong the Tide’s performance.

Saban said after the game that it was very special what they accomplished with the win, giving them three national championships in the past four seasons. The win puts Saban at the height of his coaching career and moves the Crimson Tide to dynasty status.

Mal Moore the athletic director at Alabama has been around Alabama for 10 of the school’s national championships in football as first a player, then a coach and now the AD.

Most feel the question should no longer be asked if Alabama is a dynasty, since the obvious answer is yes. They are the program that all other programs in college football aspire to be.

Reaching the national championship game is one of the hardest things to do in college sports and not only does Alabama keep reaching the game, but they keep winning it as well.

After last night’s win, there should be three teams in college football that are the happiest and proudest. Alabama for all the obvious reasons, Texas A&M because they are the only team that beat the Crimson Tide during the season and Georgia because 15 feet separated them from upsetting the Crimson Tide in December’s SEC Championship.

Notre Dame entered the game last night as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation. The outcome however, was decided very early as the Tide rolled out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Irish defense could not stop AJ McCarron, the Tide’s quarterback who completed 20 out of his 28 passes including 4 for touchdowns.

The game was a rout by the third quarter when the Tide was up 35-0. Many football fans were at that point feeling sorry for Notre Dame as they were thoroughly taken to school by the Alabama team on both sides of the ball.

The celebration will go on for days and possibly weeks in Tuscaloosa along with other parts of the state and nation, but Saban is already thinking about next season. The questions about a three-part have already started to surface, as three in a row would give them four in five years, which is unprecedented.

Saban said when asked about that, that he was not ready to answer that yet. I am sure he will be in another 24 to 48 hours.

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