The Crimson Tide of Alabama win the playoffs against Clemson by a score of 45–40 during the College Football Playoff title game Monday evening. As Alabama wins the playoffs, it becomes the 3rd school ever since 1936 to get four national championships within ten seasons. As Alabama wins the playoffs, it allows them to claim a 16th national title. Plus, their head coach, Nick Saban, gets to claim his 4th championship in 7 seasons. Both teams finished their seasons with records of 14 wins and 1 loss.

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Alabama wins the playoffs with help from Heisman Trophy winner

Alabama wrapped up their win with the help of Derrick Henry.The current Heisman Trophy winner scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, which put them ahead by 11 points. Henry ended the game with a total of 158 rushing yards, as well as getting three touchdowns on 36 carries.

Even though Clemson managed to score a touchdown with mere seconds left to play, their team couldn’t recover on an on-side kick.

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Their quarterback, Deshaun Watson is considered a winner although his team didn’t win. He ended the game with a 30 out of 47 passing record for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

Coach Lane Kiffin goes from failure to winner with Alabama

Coach Lane Kiffin at 31-years old started off as the youngest head coach for the NFL in 60 years. Now, at 38-years-old, Kiffin was considered a failure, but was given a chance to shine when in 2007, winning Alabama coach Nick Saban asked him to work as the offensive coordinator for Alabama.

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However, at that time, he turned down the offer and stayed at USC, but as of last season, he came to work with Saban. Saban’s faith in him was not in vain, as Alabama set a record with the most passing yards in a game, and the next year helped produce Heisman Trophy Winner Derrick Henry. Now, Alabama has won the playoffs against Clemson. A pivotal play was made when Alabama decided to go for an on-side kick that led to a touchdown.

Ultimately, this year's championship game was an exciting one, resulting in another opportunity for Saban to add to his already legendary career, and another opportunity for Alabama to add to their rich history.

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