FILE- In tis Jan. 2, 1967 file photo, Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gets a ride on the shoulders of his team after Alabama beat Nebraska 34-7 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. At a time when college football was generally considered the domain of eastern blue bloods, Notre Dame and Alabama were upstart teams that gave blue collar fans a chance to tweak the elite. About 90 years later, the Fighting Irish and Crimson Tide are the elite - two of college football's signature programs, set to play a national championship next Monday in Miami that could break records for television viewership. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE- In tis Jan. 2, 1967 file photo, Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gets a ride on the shoulders of his team after Alabama beat Nebraska 34-7 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. At a time when college football was generally considered the domain of eastern blue bloods, Notre Dame and Alabama were upstart teams that gave blue collar fans a chance to tweak the elite. About 90 years later, the Fighting Irish and Crimson Tide are the elite - two of college football's signature programs, set to play a national championship next Monday in Miami that could break records for television viewership. (AP Photo/File)
FILE- In tis Jan. 2, 1967 file photo, Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gets a ride on the shoulders of his team after Alabama beat Nebraska 34-7 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. At a time when college football was generally considered the domain of eastern blue bloods, Notre Dame and Alabama were upstart teams that gave blue collar fans a chance to tweak the elite. About 90 years later, the Fighting Irish and Crimson Tide are the elite - two of college football's signature programs, set to play a national championship next Monday in Miami that could break records for television viewership. (AP Photo/File)
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