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Has it really been seven years since Alabama Coach Nick Saban led a parade honoring the national championship Crimson Tide football team and promised, “This is not the end. This is the beginning”?
And now for the fourth time in seven years, we can prepare for a parade for Alabama’s national championship football team.
The Crimson Tide won the College Football Playoff national championship with a 45-40 win over Clemson last Monday. This, obviously, is not the beginning of Alabama football success under Nick Saban, but no one thinks it is the end, either.
The 2015 Alabama football team will be honored for its College Football Playoff National Championship with a parade beginning at Denny Chimes and a program held on the north steps of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the Walk of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 23.
The parade, which will feature Saban, the players and staff along with Director of Athletics Bill Battle and other dignitaries and special guests, will start at 10 a.m., on University Boulevard at Denny Chimes.
The parade will conclude with the Walk of Champions with a ceremony on the top steps of the Bryant-Denny Stadium North End Zone that will be emceed by Alabama football radio broadcaster Eli Gold.
Giveaways will include 10,000 championship posters and 5,000 national championship promotional items.
The national championship was the fourth in the last seven years for Bama under Saban. Bama won the title in 2009 by beating Texas in the Rose Bowl, in 2011 by defeating LSU in the Sugar Bowl, in 2012 by trouncing Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl, and the latest over Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz.
Alabama has 16 national championships in football.