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Alabama - TeamReport

NCAAF Team Report - Alabama - INSIDE SLANT Last year's Iron Bowl with Auburn had the feel and suspense of a scrimmage. Everyone knew the Crimson Tide would win and win big, and everyone knew that Tigers coach Gene Chizik would be fired days after the expected 49-0 outcome. What a difference a year has made for Auburn. While Alabama has rolled through its 11 games and has been ranked No. 1 all year, the Tigers have gone from unranked and an afterthought to No. 4 in the country under first-year coach Gus Malzahn.

Alabama - TeamReport

NCAAF Team Report - Alabama - INSIDE SLANT Nick Saban's dislike for the media is well-documented, so it didn't come as a surprise when he chafed at a reporter's question Monday about the Crimson Tide's slow start in last week's 48-7 rout at Kentucky. "I think it's a total misconception that we didn't start the game well," he said to "Like most people in the world, you people are all result-oriented."

American Football-Saban completes Crimson dynasty

By Simon Evans MIAMI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban secured his status as one of the greats of college football on Monday, guiding the 'Crimson Tide' to their third national title in four years with a crushing 42-14 victory over Notre Dame.

UPDATE 2-American Football-Alabama crush Notre Dame to win championship

(Adds details) By Simon Evans MIAMI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Alabama's 'Crimson Tide' swept aside Notre Dame in the BCS Championship game on Monday, dominating the 'Fighting Irish' 42-14 to win their third college football title in four years. Notre Dame, 12-0 in the regular season, had been looking for their first national title since 1988 but were all at sea against irresistible Alabama, who set the tone of the game with an utterly one-sided 28-0 first half.
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