For the fifth time in six years, the Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) are appearing in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Bama's eyes are set on their matchup with the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0.) Here are the four keys to success for an 18th Crimson Tide national title.
With just over three minutes left in the inaugural SEC Championship, Alabama quarterback Jay Barker and the rest of the second-ranked Crimson Tide (11-0, 8-0) were at risk of losing a coveted spot in the Sugar Bowl against the Gino Toretta-led Miami Hurricanes at the hands of a gritty No. 12 Florida Gators (8-3, 6-2) team.
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This week Hank South, of 247Sports, made a double feature appearance on Tide 100.9 as he appeared on Southern Fried Sports with Travis Reier and on The Martin Houston Show. South discussed the state of the Crimson Tide Recruiting class, the recruiting landscape and to correctly predict today's Ian Jackson announcement. You can hear both interviews on the Tide Soudcloud or on the Tide 100.9 Youtube page.
Scotty Hollins of Blueprint Ministries joined The Martin Houston Show this morning to encourage our listeners and give his perspective on Tua Tagovailoa choosing the jersey number one and using, "Playing for the audience of one" as his reason behind choosing the number. Hollins works with the Alabama football team serving the FCA staff since 2009. You can hear the entire interview on Soundcloud or on the Tide 100.9 Youtube page.
Jim Page, the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama joined The Martin Houston Show this morning. Page detailed what sports means economically for the city of Tuscaloosa. He detailed what the loss of the spring season means to the city and he projected what the average football game means financially to the city of Tuscaloosa. The full interview can be heard on our Tide 100.9 Youtube page.