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Bentley and McMillan Praise Tide and Coach Saban for Winning SEC Championship

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, the University of Alabama football team defeated the University of Georgia (32 to 28) in the South Eastern Conference Championship Game (SEC CG) to win the South Eastern Conference. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan joined thousands of other Alabamians in celebrating the televised college football victory.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said on Facebook, “Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide: 2012 SEC Champions! Let’s keep that crystal trophy in Alabama for a 4th straight year!”

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan said, “Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the SEC Championship. They go on to Miami where they play Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish for the BCS national title. Hats off to Coach Nick Saban for an outstanding job. He makes us all proud to be Alabamians.”

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Suzanne Childers (R) said on Facebook, “Never forget, WE ARE ALABAMA!!!! ROLL TIDE!!!!

Saturday’s victory is the second SEC Championship that Alabama has won under Coach Nick Saban.

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rates the University of Notre Dame as the #1 football team in the country and Alabama as the #2 team in the country. Due to BCS rules the two teams will play each other for the national championship in the BCS Championship Game.  This year’s BCS CG will be played in Miami, FL. Many Alabama fans are expected to travel to Florida for the championship game.

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Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban said of Notre Dame, “This is a really good team that has a lot of good football players and a lot of balance on offense.”  “Notre Dame and Alabama probably have from a tradition standpoint — with Coach Bear Bryant and all the great Notre Dame teams of the past — as there could be. For those two storied programs to play in a national championship game makes it even more special.”  If Alabama wins, this will be the third national championship won by Alabama during Nick Saban’s tenure.  Saban also has a national title as the head coach of Louisiana State University.

Alabama Junior starting Quarterback AJ McCarron said following the victory, “We’re not celebrating too much. We know we’ve got one more game coming up.”

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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