Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.
Scott Cochran doesn't mind the publicity he gets -- or, more importantly, his voice gets. In his mind, he's just doing his job... and loving every minute of it.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish visited with media Saturday inside of Sun Light Stadium as the two teams prepared to face each other Monday in the Discover BCS National Championship game.
Forty years after their first meeting, Alabama will take on Notre Dame for a shot at another national title in Miami.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart appeared Friday before reporters covering the BCS Championship game. It was a required appearance as part of the "process" of promoting the game. It was also the first time Smart had spoken to reporters publicly since interviewing for a head coaching position at Auburn University.
Smart answered questions about that and his thoughts on Saban's legacy.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and several other defensive leaders spoke Friday to media covering the upcoming BCS National Championship game...
Remarks from some of the Notre Dame football players as the Fighting Irish prepare to play the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship game...
The following is comments from select players of the Notre Dame defense about the upcoming BCS National Championship game against Alabama...
The following is a transcript of comments about the upcoming BCS National Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame...
Fans cheered on the Crimson Tide today as the football team left campus and Tuscaloosa's airport, bound for Miami and the BCS title game.
To the excitement of many Alabama football fans, Alabama center Barrett Jones appears to be getting ready for next week's BCS Championship...
Television ratings for the BCS title game are down from last year.
Call it confidence, redemption, or luck... but Jeremy Shelley proved himself Monday night.
For a head football coach with a reputation of toughness and attention to detail, Nick Saban on Tuesday offered a more personal observation about the true meaning of success, especially in light of the recent tornadoes in Alabama.
The University of Alabama was officially declared the champion of college football Tuesday by all of the organizations who name a winner, including the BCS and the Associated Press.
Alabama regained the crown of national champion Monday night when the Crimson Tide shutout the LSU Tigers, 21-0, to win the BCS Championship, its 14th national title and the second under head coach Nick Saban.
- SLIDESHOW: BCS Championship Game
Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night.
Below is a transcript of comments made by LSU head coach Les Miles, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, and safety Eric Reid after the Tigers lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS Championship Game.
The following is a transcript of comments made by Alabama head coach Nick Saban, quarterback A.J. McCarron, and linebacker Courtney Upshaw after the team's victory Monday over LSU in the BCS Championship game.
Pictures from the 2012 BCS Championship Game in New Orleans, where the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the LSU Tigers.
There's always a winner and always a loser in a football game. LSU fans hoped for a win but didn't get it. Here's what they're saying in Baton Rouge following the loss. Report from WAFB-TV.
The printers are churning them out at full speed. Here's Alabama's BCS Championship shirt.
Here are the game stats and notes for the BCS Championship game. Information courtesy the University of Alabama Athletics Dept.
Highlights and team stats from the LSU Alabama football game.
Alabama fans who want a piece of BCS Championship history, all while helping a good cause, will want to take advantage of this offer: A limited edition champs football!
The Crimson Tide was voted No. 1 in the final AP poll for the eighth time...
Photos of the first half of the BCS National Championship game courtesy of the University of Alabama Athletics Dept.
There's another ticket mess at a football championship game.
LSU and Alabama will play each other at the Superdome in New Orleans tonight. But regardless of who wins the game, one fact remains: the Southeastern Conference dominates college football.
The pre-game media interviews are done. All that is left now is a football game.
LSU head coach Les Miles and Alabama head coach Nick Saban speak to reporters and pose for pictures Sunday as their two teams prepare to play each other in the BCS National Championship game.
The following is a transcript of comments from LSU head football coach Les Miles to reporters in New Orleans on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, as the Tigers prepared to play the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship.
The following is a transcript of comments from Alabama head football coach Nick Saban to reporters in New Orleans on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, as the Crimson Tide prepared to play the LSU Tigers for the BCS National Championship.
Whether or not you believe the Tigers and the Crimson Tide should play each other (again) for the national championship, they will... but both teams believe the outcome this time will be very different than what was seen Nov. 5.
Coach Stud answered questions about Alabama's defense, his friendship with Coach Steve Kragthorpe and how Kragthorpe's illness affected him, the rest of the staff, and the team.
LSU Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, along with offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa and other star offensive players, spoke Saturday to reporters in New Orleans.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was asked what it was like to work for Nick Saban, if he thinks he is ready to be a head coach (which he said he is ready,) and what it will take to stop LSU on Monday.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and five Alabama players, including Dont'a Hightower and Josh Chapman, spoke Saturday to reporters in New Orleans.
The idea that Alabama and LSU are filled with players who constantly "trash talk" each other depends on your definition of the phrase.
With the win, the Razorbacks finish the season with an 11-2 record. It is only the third 11 win season in school history and ties the school record for wins in a season.
From shopping trips for Mrs. Saban to eating AstroTurf, here are some of the more interesting comments overheard Friday at the BCS Media Day.
The BCS National Championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide hasn't been played, but once it's over there are some politicians who will have to pay up for their friendly wagers.
The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the LSU Tigers in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
Read quotes from several LSU players questioned Friday at BCS Media Day in New Orleans.
Below is a transcript of comments made by LSU head football coach Les Miles at BCS Media Day on Friday, as provided by the Sugar Bowl.
Read quotes from several Alabama players questioned Friday at BCS Media Day in New Orleans.
Below is a transcript of comments made by Alabama head football coach Nick Saban at BCS Media Day on Friday, as provided by the Sugar Bowl.
Pictures of LSU Media Day at the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, as the Tigers prepare to play the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship game on Monday.
Pictures of Alabama Media Day at the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, as the Crimson Tide prepares to play the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship game on Monday.
The points have been piling up so fast this postseason it's as if they're giving away touchdowns along with all those video games and watches the bowls hand out to players.
AJ McCarron tried it Nick Saban's way. He really did. The quarterback for No. 2 Alabama curbed his emotions for the Crimson Tide's first game with No. 1 LSU this season, did his best to be the calm...
LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu enjoys his celebrity status as the "honey badger," especially when learning what a honey badger actually is.
For Morris Clairborne, there are very few surprises about the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron wants to see more than two field goals Monday against the LSU Tigers.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says he expects "meaningful discussions about possible changes to the BCS"..
Alabama outgoing offensive coordinator Jim McElwain says, in the four years working for head coach Nick Saban, there has never been any friction over the game plan.
Below is a transcript of comments made Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, by LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, DT Michael Brockers, CB Morris Clairborne, DB Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu, S Eric Reid, and S Brandon Taylor. The comments were made during interviews prior to the BCS National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers.
Below is a transcript of comments made Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, by Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, quarterback A.J. McCarron, running back Trent Richardson, offensive lineman Barrett Jones, center William Vlachos, and wide receiver Marquis Maze. The comments were made during interviews prior to the BCS National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers.
LSU Cornerback Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu, along with defensive coordinator John Chavis and other star defensive players, spoke Thursday to reporters in New Orleans.
The Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Thursday afternoon.
A University of Georgia graduate student has a shot at winning thousands of dollars in prizes at one of the nation's biggest college football games. But first, he's got to make a 40-year-yard field goal
Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and five Alabama players, including quarterback A.J. McCarron and running back Trent Richardson, spoke Thursday to reporters in New Orleans.
New Orleans has been the goal all year long. Now, both teams are there.
The Alabama football team practiced for two hours in shells on Tuesday afternoon at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.
We are one week away from the duel in the dome. As players gear up for the game, many Alabama fans are still hunting for their game day gear before they head to the Big Easy, and that means big bucks for area stores.
Amid the euphoria of No. 1 LSU's win over second-ranked Alabama earlier this season, offensive coordinator and line coach Greg Studrawa was concerned about the Tigers' inability to run inside against the
The Hokies continued their recent dominance of the Dudley Award Wednesday night at their yearly banquet in Richmond. Running Back David Wilson took home the award, given to the best Division I college football player in the state of Virginia.
Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson is one of five finalists for the 2011 Heisman Trophy, the Heisman Memorial Trust announced Monday evening on ESPN.
"Our players and everyone associated with our program are very excited about the opportunity to play in the national championship game," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We are very appreciative of the chance to play an LSU team that we have tremendous respect for and we are looking forward to the challenge."
Virginia Tech will battle Michigan in the Sugar Bowl, while Virginia eyes Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 2 ranked Alabama football team beat No. 24 Auburn, 42-14, in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday, going to 11-1 on the season and 7-1 in Southeastern Conference play while the Tigers fell