2018 College Football National Championship: Live Updates, Score and Highlights

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1:00am UTC Jan 9, 2018Atlanta
Joe Tansey

The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are set to face off in the 2018 CFB National Championship on Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crimson Tide are in search of their fifth national title under head coach Nick Saban, who can personally tie Paul "Bear" Bryant for most titles won by a single coach with a victory. The Bulldogs are searching for their first national title since 1980. The SEC rivals have not met since October 3, 2015. This will be the first time Saban faces former assistant and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart. Saban is 11-0 all-time against his former assistants.

  1. January 9, 2018
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    Touchdown Alabama @TDAlabamaMag

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    Tua Gets Love from 5th Harmony Singer

    Tua Gets Love from 5th Harmony Singer
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Tua Gets Love from 5th Harmony Singer

    TMZ
    via TMZ
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    Georgia Should Have a Good Feeling About Its Future

    Georgia Should Have a Good Feeling About Its Future
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Georgia Should Have a Good Feeling About Its Future

    Heather Dinich
    via ESPN.com
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  6. January 9, 2018
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    Report: Eason Expected to Transfer to Washington

    Report: Eason Expected to Transfer to Washington
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Report: Eason Expected to Transfer to Washington

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report
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    Saban Has No Plans to Retire in Near Future

    Saban Has No Plans to Retire in Near Future
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Saban Has No Plans to Retire in Near Future

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report
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    The Ringer @ringer

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    Matt Zenitz @mzenitz

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    A Night of Irony Unfolds for Jalen Hurts

    A Night of Irony Unfolds for Jalen Hurts
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    A Night of Irony Unfolds for Jalen Hurts

    AL.com
    via AL.com
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    Saban Met with 7 Underclassmen Considering NFL Draft

    Saban Met with 7 Underclassmen Considering NFL Draft
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Saban Met with 7 Underclassmen Considering NFL Draft

    AL.com
    via AL.com
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    Decision Still Up in the Air...for Now

    Saban Undecided on QB Situation Next Season
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Saban Undecided on QB Situation Next Season

    247sports
    via 247sports
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    PFF College Football @PFF_College

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    Creg Stephenson @CregStephenson

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    Tim Brando @TimBrando

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    Charlie Potter @Charlie_Potter

    Nick Saban: "I did some thinking about next year's team, talked to players after the game, seven of them, that may consider going out for the draft. Probably have several that should and probably have several that shouldn't, from a business perspective."

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    Great Times Don't Stop the Grind

    Charlie Potter @Charlie_Potter

    Nick Saban: "In 24 hours, you probably need to move on. Because there's another challenge in the future, and you've created a target for those that want to beat you."

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    John Zenor @jzenor

    Saban, asked about Mekhi Brown's sideline confrontation: "I really don't know what you're talking about." Says it's amazing someone would pick out such a negative thing to ask about. Hmmm.

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    CBS Sports CFB @CBSSportsCFB

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    Dr. Saturday @YahooDrSaturday

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    Sports Illustrated @SInow

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    Better Than Bear and Belichick? Saban Is the GOAT

    Better Than Bear and Belichick? Saban Is the GOAT
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Better Than Bear and Belichick? Saban Is the GOAT

    Matt Hayes
    via Bleacher Report
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    Saban Weighs in on Bryant

    Bryan Fischer @BryanDFischer

    Saban: “I think Coach Bryant is probably the best coach of all time because of the longevity and the fact that he changed… he impacted the game in a way nobody ever could.”

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    When T.O. Gets in on the Celebration 😂

    Sports Illustrated @SInow

    Alabama singing its fight song postgame in the locker room #RollTide https://t.co/LZfRU8UH2G

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    Rich Cirminiello @RichCirminiello

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    Jason McIntyre @jasonrmcintyre

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    SEC Country @SECcountry

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    UCF Gets 4 No. 1 Votes in Final AP Poll

    UCF Gets 4 No. 1 Votes in Final AP Poll
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    UCF Gets 4 No. 1 Votes in Final AP Poll

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report
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    Brown on Sideline Meltdown: 'I Could Have Cost Us the Game'

    Brown on Sideline Meltdown: 'I Could Have Cost Us the Game'
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Brown on Sideline Meltdown: 'I Could Have Cost Us the Game'

    Yahoo
    via Yahoo
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    A Bama Legend Is Born After Epic Comeback

    A Bama Legend Is Born After Epic Comeback
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    A Bama Legend Is Born After Epic Comeback

    Adam Kramer
    via Bleacher Report
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    SI College Football @si_ncaafb

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    Andrew Perloff @andrewperloff

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    Mekhi Brown Defends Sideline Antics on Twitter

    Mekhi Brown Defends Sideline Antics on Twitter
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Mekhi Brown Defends Sideline Antics on Twitter

    SEC Country
    via SEC Country
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    Michel, Chubb Wrap Up Dynamic Careers at Georgia

    Michel, Chubb Wrap Up Dynamic Careers at Georgia
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Michel, Chubb Wrap Up Dynamic Careers at Georgia

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    via DawgNation
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    Kevin McGuire @KevinOnCFB

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    CollegeFootballTalk @CFTalk

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    Tyler Simmons on Key Offsides Call: 'It Was Real Close'

    Tyler Simmons on Key Offsides Call: 'It Was Real Close'
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Tyler Simmons on Key Offsides Call: 'It Was Real Close'

    DawgNation
    via DawgNation
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    The Main Reasons Why UGA Lost the Championship

    The Main Reasons Why UGA Lost the Championship
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    The Main Reasons Why UGA Lost the Championship

    Ron Clements
    via Sporting News
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    SI College Football @si_ncaafb

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    The Ringer @ringer

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    Smart Knew 'No Question' Bama Would Switch QBs at Half

    Smart Knew 'No Question' Bama Would Switch QBs at Half
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Smart Knew 'No Question' Bama Would Switch QBs at Half

    Larry Brown Sports
    via Larry Brown Sports
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    Tough Way to Lose...

    Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

    Georgia safety Dominick Sanders was supposed to provide cornerback Malkom Parrish help over the top on Alabama's winning 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime. Sanders never got wider than the hash, allowing DeVonta Davis to haul in the winner. "It was a... https://t.co/z4TSRi5aJA

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    SEC Country @SECcountry

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    TMZ Sports @TMZ_Sports

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    It Was Lit in Tuscaloosa 👀

    Menardness @Menardness

    Currently on The Strip in Tuscaloosa... https://t.co/wPTCBAjLan

  48. January 10, 2018
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    Kirby After Loss

    Kirby: Bulldogs Are a 'Force to Be Reckoned With'
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Kirby: Bulldogs Are a 'Force to Be Reckoned With'

    Dan Mathews
    via Gridiron Now
  50. January 9, 2018
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    Sports Illustrated @SInow

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    Ben Kercheval @BenKercheval

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    Checking in on Tuscaloosa...

    CJ Fogler @cjzero

    Mandatory Tuscaloosa bar video from ESPN https://t.co/Oq42hzdXZI

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    Instant Analysis: Tua Lifts Alabama

    Instant Analysis: Tua Lifts Alabama
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Instant Analysis: Tua Lifts Alabama

    AL.com
    via AL.com
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    Andrew Perloff @andrewperloff

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    Ben Kercheval @BenKercheval

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    Hurts Is Pure Class 🙌

    Hurts Shows Tua Nothing but Love 🙌
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Hurts Shows Tua Nothing but Love 🙌

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report
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    Twitter Reaction to Bama's 5th Title in 9 Years

    Twitter Reaction to Bama's 5th Title in 9 Years
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Twitter Reaction to Bama's 5th Title in 9 Years

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report
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    Howie Lindsey @howielindsey

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    Andrew Perloff @andrewperloff

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    Frosh QB Tagovailoa, Payne Named MVPs

    Frosh QB Tagovailoa, Payne Named MVPs
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Frosh QB Tagovailoa, Payne Named MVPs

    Timothy Rapp
    via Bleacher Report
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    He Called It 🔮

    Mike Denevi @DyerWasDown

    Tua Tagovailoa winning national title game mvp tonight ✍️✍️✍️

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    Andrew Perloff @andrewperloff

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    Jon Wilner @wilnerhotline

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    Georgia Had Alabama and Let It Slip Away

    Georgia Had Alabama and Let It Slip Away
    Alabama vs. Georgia - January 08, 2018

    Georgia Had Alabama and Let It Slip Away

    Dan Wolken
    via USA TODAY