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President Obama to Honor Alabama Crimson Tide Again

By: AL.com
By: AL.com

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The Alabama football team will make its third trip in four years to visit with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, the White House announced Thursday.
The Crimson Tide will be honored for its BCS National Championship victory over Notre Dame at a 1:05 p.m. ceremony.

"The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams for their efforts both on and off the field by recognizing the efforts by the Crimson Tide to give back to their community," according to a White House press release.

The official announcement was made this morning, but it appears Alabama players saw this coming.

"6 days till the White House trip. #pumped," senior kicker Cade Foster wrote on his Twitter account.

With ideal weather on the day of Alabama's 2012 cermony, the celebration was held at the White House's Rose Garden. Before that particular trip, coach Nick Saban, who will make his fourth trip to see the President in his career as a college football coach, said the experience never got old.

"We don't get many opportunities to meet the president, spend a minute with him, talk to him a minute, have him acknowledge something you accomplished," he said. "I think it's something that's really special for the players. It's a unique experience for them."


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