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View Poll Results: Who will win the trophy?
Alabama 11 47.83%
Georgia 12 52.17%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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It's getting real. Alot like last year.

 
Old 01-08-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Place your vote
I was gonna vote Bama.
 
Old 01-08-2018, 11:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Awhile back my 11 year old asked me who would take the National Title. Some years I pay attention and some I don’t. This was a don’t year due to an ill in-law I’ve been taking for cancer treatment but I knew the 4 teams. He pushed so I picked Alabama. His response was they’re 4th best and probably shouldn’t be there. Looks like mom knows best because, well....Bama...
 
Old 01-09-2018, 04:46 AM
 
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Saban has balls putting in an untested backup quarterback to shake things up. He certainly knows what he’s doing.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 04:51 AM
 
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The worst officiated championship game. Alabama needs to send those refs a nice gift basket. A no call facemask, two obvious holds by Alabamas center on big runs in the third quarter, and then the refs call pass interference when Alabamas players had been doing the same thing all night.

The officiating during the regular season out of the SEC has been bad, but the refs for the other conferences I guess are bad too. Several bowl games were bad, the two playoffs were bad, and this big 10 crew was bad.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Saban has balls putting in an untested backup quarterback to shake things up. He certainly knows what hes doing.
The kid nearly let the clock run out at the end of regulation ... but the kicker missed the game winning FG and sent it into OT anyway
 
Old 01-09-2018, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Saban has balls putting in an untested backup quarterback to shake things up. He certainly knows what hes doing.
He really had no choice. If Hurst is playing a fast, pro-like defense where he can't run and scramble, he isn't effective; especially if they are down and the defense knows he has to throw.

That is the achilles heel of those super athletic QBs. If you take away their ability to run and you force them to have to throw the ball in big-game situations under tight pressure, they completely fall apart. That's why they are no longer ever rated very high on NFL draft boards. Too many busts. When they play against real defenses and they are forced to throw in tight windows, they can't.

That's what made Deshaun Watson so special, and why Clemson won last year (and why he was a 1st round pick). Even though he has great athletic ability, when he realized he couldn't just use his athleticism against Alabama, he was able to beat them with his arm and making tough throws. Hurst doesn't have that ability.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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There is something wrong with the system when a team that didnt win their conference possibly is the national champion.
And the reason they deserved it.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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Very enjoyable game to watch last night. Looking forward to seeing Alabama true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the NFL. Meanwhile, Alabama's kicker, Andy Pappanastos, had a terrible night, missing two field goals that should have been routine for him. Not one, but two, the second one being the potential game winner as the clock ran out....
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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That's what made Deshaun Watson so special, and why Clemson won last year (and why he was a 1st round pick). Even though he has great athletic ability, when he realized he couldn't just use his athleticism against Alabama, he was able to beat them with his arm and making tough throws. Hurst doesn't have that ability.
Wait... when did he realize this? Because he threw for 405 yds and 4 TDs in the first title game against Bama that they lost.
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