Saban talks Sugar Bowl and return of injured players

Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl

The game, which will kick off January 1 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, will feature the No. 1 Clemson Tigers, who are the defending National Champions and the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide, who claimed the title in the 2015-16 season.

Oklahoma (12-1) which defeated TCU, 41-17 for the Big 12 championship is the No. 2 seed and Georgia's 28-7 victory against Auburn in the SEC title game earned the Bulldogs the No. 3 seed and their first CFP berth.

Clemson and Alabama met for the last two national titles - splitting those games - and we'll get a third installment a round earlier than anyone would have expected, and it will come in the heart of SEC country in New Orleans. "Ohio State, just too many flaws, in my opinion, to be number four and play for a national championship", he explained. If you going by if I guess we go ask any of the teams who would you rather not face an Arab rather you know I don't think people are looking forward facing Alabama at all.

Even though the Tigers are the "defending" national champions, having just won their conference and securing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, it is clear the Tigers will once again find themselves playing a familiar role when they face off against Alabama - the role of the underdog. The Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Clemson is to be televised on ESPN.

On Sunday, Saban expressed his satisfaction and excitement for the Alabama football team being involved in the Playoff and the Sugar Bowl.

Of particular importance to Tide fans, the three injured linebackers, Mack Wilson, Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis, who saw limited action against Auburn should be near full-speed for the Clemson game. So, when I got here, everybody was waiting for me, and it was really exciting. They went on the road to beat rival SC 34-10 on November 25 and then beat Miami 38-3 in the ACC championship game on Saturday. Alabama is the Sugar Bowl's most frequent visitor, with LSU next with 13 appearances. "In the other playoff games we've played in since then, there's been a bit more focus and understanding of the consequences". "We were a team not picked to win the Atlantic Division and now we are in the playoff".

Alabama is 38-25-3 in bowl games and is trying to win its fifth national championship in nine seasons.

Clemson Athletics contributed to this article.

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