2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY VISITING TUSCALOOSA
The University of Alabama campus is busier than ever this weekend, with the Alabama-LSU game taking front seat, along with several national sports shows and a visit from the president.
Fans are coming in from across the nation to see this SEC matchup, and they’re ready to see Alabama head coach Nick Saban and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron battle it out.
“If these coaches come out with a cautious view on the game and careful with offense it’s going to be a real boring game to begin with and it could be anybody’s game,” Alabama Fan Michael Schodrof said.
Bama fan Ad MicFadden said he’s been waiting on this game for months.
“We came in from Chicago, there are about 20 of us. A couple of us had dads that played back here in the 60s so we have been doing this for years,” MicFadden said.
But there’s one more thing fans can get excited about. The 2020 National Championship Coaches’ Trophy will be viewable on Game Day.
American Football Coaches Association for the Coaches’ Trophy Sponsor Bill Norris said it’s great to bring the trophy here because of Alabama football history.
“This is actually our 11th stop of our trophy tour. We’ve gone to 11 different marquee matchups around the country to try to find big games that have national championship implications so again this weekend is probably one of the best stops in the last maybe 10 years,” said Norris.
The Coaches’ Trophy costs $30,000 and it takes up to three weeks to make. Bama fans are hoping the Crimson Tide will be bringing it home to Tuscaloosa here in January.
You can see the trophy Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a special guest, Shawn Alexander.
With all the Bama fever here in Tuscaloosa another Bama fan, Mike Calleghan wants us to be mindful of the crowds.
“I say Roll Tide tomorrow, but you know lets all be safe out there as well,” Calleghan said.