TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Thousands of Alabama football fans came
out to celebrate the Crimson Tide's national championship and got a
promise from coach Nick Saban.
Saban told about 30,000 people Saturday that this year's title
is "just the beginning" for Alabama. He said he intends to make
Alabama the nation's most consistent winner, and drew a huge cheer
when he held up the crystal football from the Bowl Championship
The university staged the celebration at Bryant-Denny Stadium to
mark its undefeated season and BCS championship victory over Texas.
Fireworks went off and the band played, but the biggest cheer came
when Saban introduced the team.
TV stations showed the event statewide on a damp, chilly