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Alabama Coach Nick Saban roams the field during practice in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide enters the season ranked No. 2 and aiming to reclaim its national championship throne. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'

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Harvard University's Bruce Freeman tries to run around a teammate and a Yale player and into the end zone after catching a pass during the final 42 seconds of The Game against Yale University at Harvard Stadium in Boston on Nov. 23, 1968. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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James Brady, chairman of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, speaking at a news conference on Oct. 30, resigned on Thursday after days of outrage over the board's recommendation that football head coach DJ Durkin retain his job. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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University of Maryland head coach DJ Durkin was fired on Wednesday, a day after officials announced he could keep his job. He is pictured in November 2016. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, seen here in August, said Tuesday that he will retire in June 2019. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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North Texas Mean Green wide receiver Keegan Brewer returns a punt for a touchdown on a fake fair catch. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Very Winning Play?

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Jordan McNair, seen playing high school football in 2016, died on June 13, 2018, two weeks after collapsing during a University of Maryland team workout. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who collapsed at football practice and later died. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Perched on McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, a new billboard bought by UCF fans lays down the gauntlet — which, it must be noted, is all but assured of not being picked up. Travis Reier hide caption

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Texas A&M is holding an auction and a lottery to determine who can stay at a new hotel that's being built across from the school's football stadium. Here, the facility is seen in an artist's rendering. Texas A&M hide caption

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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with wide receiver Deon Cain after a 24-yard touchdown pass in Monday night's championship game. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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