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Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood kisses the the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Column: Another boring blowout in the era of super teams

Jan. 12, 2021 1:41 AM EST

By halftime, with Alabama clearly unstoppable and cruising toward a perfect season, the mind began to wander toward an obvious question. Has Nick Saban, the greatest coach in the history of college football, assembled the greatest team of them all? Certainly, a case can be made for a group that breezed through a...

Ohio State players sit on the bench after their loss to Alabama in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fields, prolific Ohio State attack stifled by Tide defense

Jan. 12, 2021 1:07 AM EST

Justin Fields and the prolific Ohio State offense, fresh from piling up 639 yards in a semifinal win over Clemson, couldn’t find the same groove against Alabama on Monday night. Fields, who passed for 385 yards and six touchdowns against Clemson, had some outstanding moments against Alabama but not enough...

FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class.  The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Carson Palmer, Bob Stoops lead college Hall of Fame class

Jan. 11, 2021 2:50 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday. This class will be inducted in December. Joining...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

No. 1 Alabama faces No. 3 Ohio State for CFP championship

Jan. 11, 2021 10:00 AM EST

College Football Playoff national championship: No. 1 Alabama (12-0) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (7-0), Monday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) at Miami Gardens, Florida. Line: Alabama by 8 1/2. Series record: Alabama 3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Crimson Tide will play for their sixth national championship under coach Nick Saban, 13th...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2021, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day reacts during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in New Orleans. No. 3 Ohio State, which faces the top-ranked Crimson Tide on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in the College Football Playoff national championship game, has undergone an offensive evolution in recent years. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Under Ryan Day, Ohio State's offense and QBs have taken off

Jan. 9, 2021 11:43 AM EST

Much has been made of Alabama’s transformation from a dynasty built on Nick Saban’s calling card lock-down defense to one powered by a prolific offense. No. 3 Ohio State, which faces the top-ranked Crimson Tide on Monday night in the national championship game, has undergone an offensive evolution...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) gains yardage after a catch in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Smith adds Maxwell Award to collection of postseason honors

Jan. 7, 2021 9:11 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama added to his collection of postseason honors Thursday night, receiving the Maxwell Award as the college football player of the year. Smith also won the Walter Camp player of the year and the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver. Four other Alabama players...

FILE - Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) gets past Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) and cornerback Clarence Lewis (26) on his way to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo. The Heisman Trophy winner caught seven passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama beat No. 4 Notre Dame in a College Football Playoff semifinal.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Alabama's Smith, Ohio State's Fields lead all-bowl team

Jan. 7, 2021 1:35 PM EST

Alabama and Ohio State advanced to the championship game in part because their best players delivered huge performances in their respective semifinals. Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith caught three touchdown passes in No. 1 Alabama’s 31-14 Rose Bowl rout of No. 4 Notre Dame. Justin Fields shook off an...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against Ohio State during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft

Jan. 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has made it official — he's heading to the NFL. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 QB with the power arm and flowing hair, released a video on social media Wednesday announcing he was leaving school and declaring for the NFL draft. “I really feel like I'm a man now and I'm...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown as Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud, right, defends in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Alabama's Smith could set new standard for Heisman receivers

Jan. 4, 2021 10:05 PM EST

DeVonta Smith would be a Heisman Trophy winner unlike any other. The Alabama star receiver is considered the favorite to win the award Tuesday night over three quarterbacks: Crimson Tide teammate Mac Jones, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask. Smith would be the fourth wide receiver to take home...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ohio State coach Day expects QB Fields to play vs Alabama

Jan. 4, 2021 9:00 PM EST

Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the quarterback was banged up during the semifinals. Day declined to detail Fields’ injury on Monday during a Zoom news conference. "We don’t get into...