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Miami Gardens - Florida
1. AP trophy presentation
2. SOUNDBITE: Nick Saban - Alabama Head Coach:
I think that this team as I said last night certainly exceeded our expectations in terms of what they were able to accomplish. Very difficult to repeat, to have the psychological disposition to repeat. I know there were questions about how do you celebrate this. I think in thinking about this I really hope we all appreciate what we accomplished and understand what it took to accomplish it rather than just revel and marvel in what we really did, because if you appreciate something and understand what it took I think that you may be more committed to what you need to do in the future to continue to be successful. So every opponent next year, we'll certainly have a target on our back, so we'll have a lot of challenges for ourselves and the team we'll have for next year is 0-0 and we appreciate what this team accomplished and I'm very proud of what they accomplished we do need to start for the challenges for the new season very quickly with the team we have coming back.
3. Trophy presentation
Barely taking time to celebrate their latest national championship, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are ready to get back to work.
That's how they make it look so easy.
In what must be an increasingly frustrating scene for the rest of college football, another season ended with Saban and his players frolicking in the middle of a confetti-strewn field. Eddie Lacy ran all over Notre Dame, AJ McCarron turned in another dazzling performance through the air, and the Tide defense shut down the Fighting Irish until it was no longer in doubt.
The result was a 42-14 blowout in the BCS title game Monday night, not only making Alabama a back-to-back champion, but a full-fledged dynasty with three crowns in four years.
This one was especially satisfying to Saban.