Saban pays respects to MacArthur Bowl
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Saban pays respects to MacArthur Bowl

MacArthur Bowl's finest hour 1966 co-championship awarded Michigan State and Notre Dame

Photo: L-R: ESPN's Brad Nessler, NFF President Steve Hatchell, Saban, Hall of Fame CEO Dennis Adamovich

Alabama Coach Nick Saban made a trip to Atlanta over the weekend to pick up another national title.
You must be thinking, “What? They’re giving out a football national title this time of year? For recruiting classes? Spring football?” No, no, no.

Nick Saban doesn’t suffer fools, so he only would attend such an event if it was historically significant. Since Saban attended, that alone tells you the significance of being on hand to accept the MacArthur Bowl Trophy symbolic of the 2015 National Championship. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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