By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, Alabama Senators Richard Shelby (R) and Jeff Sessions (R) introduced a resolution commending the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team for their BCS national championship game victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Senator Shelby said in the joint resolution, “I congratulate the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. The University, the Crimson Tide faithful, and the entire State of Alabama can be proud of this team not only for winning, but for representing us on the national stage with integrity and class. Under Coach Saban’s impeccable leadership, the Tide dominated in the first half, both highlighting the skills of star players Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon, and A.J. McCarron, as well as the cohesive playing power of the entire team. I am proud to represent a state whose esteemed universities have brought home the national title for four years in a row and counting. I would also like to offer my congratulations to Notre Dame on a great team and an outstanding season.”
Senator Sessions said in the joint resolution: “Winning the third crystal football in four years is an extraordinary achievement. Victory at this level does not just come from effort and skill in big games, but from a full year of work, preparation, training, and an exceptional focus as a team on a goal. The hard work necessary for this success should serve as an inspiration as to what America’s young people can do when challenged. The Crimson Tide performed with discipline, will, and teamwork reflecting great credit on one of America’s great universities – the University of Alabama. The team, Coach Saban and his superb staff have lifted the storied traditions of the University to even greater heights.”
This is the fourth Bowl Championship Series (BCS) College Football National Championship Game that Alabama has won in the BCS era. Alabama beat Notre Dame 42-14 in the football game, which was played on January, 7, 2013, at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. This is the 15th college football national championship won by the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Sen. Shelby is a Tuscaloosa resident and has both a bachelors and a law degree from the University of Alabama. Sen. Shelby also has a law degree from the University of Alabama.