Staying the course

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- You've got to hand it to Alabama's seniors, especially the ones who persevered and stayed the course.

There was nothing fun about the 2006 and 2007 seasons, but guys like Javier Arenas, Mike Johnson, Cory Reamer, Eryk Anders, Lorenzo Washington, Brandon Deaderick and several others bought into what Nick Saban was selling when he arrived.

And here the Crimson Tide are ... on the doorstep of a national championship.

Here's a link to a story I did on the Alabama seniors that's on the main college football page.