The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrated their victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 BCS National Championship game in grand fashion. A parade was held in Tuscaloosa, AL to commemorate the occasion. Alabama has plenty of reason to celebrate after they made history, becoming one of only 2 other teams in college football history to win 3 National Championships in 4 years.
After claiming a 3rd National Championship in 4 years, the Alabama Crimson Tide have accomplished what only two other football programs have ever accomplished since the beginning of the “Poll Era” in college football. This solidifies Alabama’s status as college footballs latest Dynasty. The Crimson Tide show no signs of letting up either. They return a lot of firepower on offense and defense and will look to getting rolling towards another title in 2013.
The quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide AJ McCarron, now a two time national champion, discusses his role in this years championship victory and reflects on the season and what may lay ahead for himself and the Crimson Tide.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have now accomplished a feet only 3 other football programs have ever accomplished since the “Poll Era” began. They have won 3 National Championships in a span of only 4 years. This solidifies the current dynasty in effect in Tuscaloosa. Alabama returns many players and a lot of offensive firepower next year and will look to make it 4 titles in 5 years.
The Alabama Crimson Tide came out fast and furious and ran up the score on the vaunted Irish defense by scoring 28 unanswered points in the first half alone. By the end of the game the Crimson Tide had turned a dominating performance beating Notre Dame 42-14.
At the close of the 3rd quarter in the BCS National Championship it was clear that Notre Dame had nothing to offer that would help them contest Alabama’s absolute domination of the game. However towards the end of the 3rd quarter the Fighting Irish did manage to sneak into the end-zone after Alabama started to get more 3rd and 4th team players into the game rotation. So at least they were able to save face (sort of) in what was a total rout.
As the game between Alabama and Notre Dame progressed, it became clear that the Fighting Irish were not playing like champions on this day. Or if they were you couldn’t tell because the Crimson Tide was outplaying them in every phase of the game. At the half Alabama lead 28-0.
With time winding down in Alabama’s 42-14 National Championship victory over Notre Dame, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was still highly competitive. As senior center Barrett Jones was calling out assignments and changing protection at the line McCarron became impatient and wanted the ball to be snapped immediately. With the game well in hand, Jones didn’t seem to share in McCarron’s sense of urgency and the two had a bit of an altercation on the field. This is however a minor incident as the two have been long time roommates at the University of Alabama.