TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s set to celebrate its latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve.

The school will have a parade Saturday afternoon featuring coach Nick Saban and Crimson Tide players and assistants.

The celebration will extend to the north steps of Bryant-Denny Stadium where the various championship trophies will be presented.

Alabama won its fifth national title in nine years with a second-half comeback over Georgia.

Saban matched Bear Bryant with his sixth overall national title, most among major college coaches.

The Tide almost did not receive a bid for its fourth consecutive entry into the College Football Playoffs. Alabama failed to win the Southeastern Conference Western Division thanks to a regular season-ending loss to Auburn.

Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench to lead the Tide to a 26-23 overtime win in the championship game.


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