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Saban returns to BCS National Championship Game

Kent State alum Nick Saban, (class of 1973) returns as a head coach to the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game as his #2 ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide scored a 32-13 dismantling of previously undefeated and #1 ranked University of Florida Gators in the Southeast Conference Championship game on Saturday (12/5) in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alabama (13-0) will be matched up against the University of Texas Longhorns (13-0) on January 7, 2010 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Texas, ranked #3 entering play on Saturday, defeated #21 Nebraska 13-12 in the Big 12 Championship Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Saban previously led Louisiana State University to a 13-1 record and a share of the BCS National Championship in 2003 when the Tigers defeated the #1 ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners 21-14.

Saban enters the BCS Championship game with a career record as a college head coach of 122-50-1.

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