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So here's the deal: UCF finished last season with a perfect 13-0 record, didn't make the College Football Playoff, but crowned themselves National Champions. Alabama, on the other hand, went 13-1, won the College Football Playoff and walked away with the actual National Championship Trpohpy. Here's what Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban had to say about that, per George Schroeder of USA Today...
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"I have a tremendous amount of respect for their team and what they were able to accomplish," Saban said of UCF on Tuesday

"I guess anybody has the prerogative to claim anything," Saban added. "But self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it. And there’s probably a significant number of people who don’t respect people who make self-proclaimed sort of accolades for themselves."
(SB Nation/USA Today)
Filed Under: Alabama Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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19 Comments
Is Bama the only third place conference team to ever play for an NC?
Reply5 months
STFU satan, you shouldnt have even been in the game, scumbag
Reply5 months
Does he ever speak publicly without saying "I have a tremendous amount of respect for ______."?
Reply5 months
Oh the irony...
Reply5 months
Past Bama claims of Natty dejavu.
Reply5 months
Wish Nick would come back home and retire a Tiger
Reply5 months
Nicks opinion on this matter is extremely suspect since he had to bitch and moan his way in, more than once....earning it the BAMA way.
Reply5 months
Yea. The only reason his team was allowed in was because of him bitching and moaning.
5 months
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for their team” “Don’t respect people who make self-proclaimed sort of accolades for themselves.”
Reply5 months
Pot meet kettle.
Reply5 months
Nick might wanna check the # of championships Bama claims first. This is as tone deaf as Antifa calling others fascists.
Reply5 months
"But self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it." There are more people than just UCF claiming this. Nick's point is invalid.
Reply5 months
cough USC cough cough
Reply5 months
WellAlabama invented claiming national titles so pound sand Nicky.
Reply5 months
Except those were when there were numerous championship publications. So it's within Bama's right to do so. Same with Auburn or ND, etc. Don't be such a snowflake about it because LSU doesn't have any they can claim.
5 months
username checks out
5 months
Double down. Check your history baw. We got one we don't claim because it is trashy to do so.
5 months
Sums up exactly how I feel about it. UCF can claim whatever they want. But it's everyone else's prerogative to claim that it's pathetic how far they've taken it with all the banners, rings, etc.
Reply5 months
Funny...coming from Bama
Reply5 months
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