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    Report: Cincinnati Signs Luke Fickell to Contract Extension Through 2028

    Fickell led the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff last season.View the original article to see embedded media.After becoming the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff last season, Cincinnati has secured its head coach for the near future.The Bearcats have reportedly agreed to a contract extension with head coach Luke Fickell through the 2028 season, according to Justin Williams of The Athletic.

    National Signing Day: 10 Group of Five Recruits to Watch in 2022

    Top talent is prevalent throughout college football and the latest batch of Group of Five talent has been locked in following signing dayThe Group of Five will soon be reshaped with conference realignment but even before that point, the FBS programs continue to contend with the Power 5 for select recruits and the 2022 cycle proved no difference. Cincinnati brings in the top class for the third straight cycle while the likes of Houston, UCF and Coastal Carolina made waves, among others, in the process.

    Report: CFP Leaders Focused on ‘More Inclusive’ Playoff Format

    The future of the College Football Playoff format was called further into question after last weekend's semifinal blowouts.View the original article to see embedded media.As the next round of College Football Playoff expansion talks approaches, there seems to be one main theme that fans continue to highlight—the semifinal blowouts on New Year’s Eve. Alabama trounced Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl while Georgia overwhelmed Michigan in the Orange Bowl, resulting in a rematch of the SEC championship for the national title on Jan.

    Nick Saban on how Alabama was able to dominate against Cincinnati | CGD

    Nick Saban joins College GameDay to break down the Alabama Crimson Tide's 27-6 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats to advance to the CFB National Championship.

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    Cinderella Denied: Nick Saban's Juggernaut Strikes Again in Trampling Cincinnati

    A Crimson Tide team that wasn't even a CFP lock one month ago will play for the title.

    Robinson Jr., No. 1 Bama stiff-arm No. 4 Cincinnati

    Brian Robinson Jr. and the Crimson Tide run all over the Bearcats, 27-6, to advance to another National Championshp game.

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    Nick Saban on Cincinnati: ‘There’s No Doubt They Belonged in the Playoff’

    After many questioned whether or not the Bearcats should have been in the CFP semifinals after their loss to Alabama, Saban squashed the doubters.View the original article to see embedded media.There were many on the internet debating whether or not Cincinnati belonged in the College Football Playoff after its 27–6 loss against Alabama on Friday in the Cotton Bowl Classic.The Bearcats (13–1), the fourth seed and first Group of 5 team to make the playoff final four, were the nation’s only undefeated team before Friday.Alabama coach Nick Saban, who led the Crimson Tide to their sixth straight semifinal win, was not one of the doubters, however..

    Robinson Jr. says patience paid off with Bama record

    After rushing for 204 yards, the most in Alabama bowl game history, Brian Robinson Jr. says when the time came, "I was ready for it."

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    Saban stresses that No. 1 Bama's job is not finished

    Although pleased with the overall performance of Alabama in a 27-6 dismantling of Cincinnati, Nick Saban has his eyes on a national championship.

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    College Football Twitter Debates Whether Cincinnati Belonged in the Playoff

    The Bearcats made history in becoming the first Group of 5 team to make the CFP, but were no match for the defending national champions in a 27–6 rout.View the original article to see embedded media.For the past four months, Cincinnati has put together a dream season that led the Bearcats to become the first Group of 5 team to make it to the College Football Playoff.

    Countdown to the College Football Playoff live from the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL

    We are live from Miami, Florida to bring you Countdown to the College Football Playoff. Christine Williamson, Harry Douglas, Jason Fitz, Gary Striewski, Mike Golic Jr. and Skubie Mageza recap the first semi-final between Alabama and Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, plus preview the Orange Bowl between Michigan and Georgia. ESPN College Football analysts David Pollack, Booger McFarland, Desmond Howard, Joey Galloway and more stop by for their thoughts on the games. The crew takes a look at some of the best edible bowl game baths coaches can get from different bowl games and in the spirit of the orange bowl, a special trivia game of pulp fact or fiction.

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    Nick Saban's Cotton Bowl Postgame Interview | College Football on ESPN

    Laura Rutledge joins Coach Nick Saban on the field immediately following the Alabama Crimson Tide's 27-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year's Eve as Alabama is now set to compete for a sixth CFP title.

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    No. 1 Alabama Continues CFP Dominance With Win Over No. 4 Cincinnati | CFP Semifinals CBS Sports HQ

    Barrett Sallee joins CBS Sports HQ to break down Alabama's win over Cincinnati. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBSSportsHQ FOLLOW US ON: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CBSSports/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cbssportshq/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/CBSSportsHQ

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    Cotton Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Cincinnati Bearcats | Full Game Highlights

    The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6 in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year's Eve. Bryce Young threw 181 YDS for 3 TDs while Brian Robinson Jr. broke Alabama's record for rush yards in a bowl game with 204 YDS in the victory. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn

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    Saban proud of team, knows job isn't done

    Nick Saban talks about the success of the running game and defense as keys to the victory over Cincinnati.

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    Young's 3 TDs, Robinson Jr's strong ground game propels Bama to CFP Championship

    Bryce Young slings three touchdowns and Brian Robinson Jr. tallies 204 yards as Alabama cruises into the CFP title game.

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    Brian Robinson Jr. MAKES ALABAMA HISTORY rushing for 204 YDS against Cincinnati 🔥

    Brian Robinson Jr. had 204 YDS on 26 CAR for the Alabama Crimson Tide in their win over the Cincinnati Bearcats. He is the first player in Alabama history to rush for 200 YDS in a bowl game (previous bowl record was 180 YDS by Bo Scarbrough in the 2016 College Football Playoff semifinals against Washington). ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn

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    Cincinnati's Pace gets penalty for ripping Williams' helmet off

    Cincinnati's Deshawn Pace gets a penalty after tackling Jameson Williams and ripping his helmet off after the play.

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    Young finds Latu over the middle for Alabama TD

    Bryce Young finds an open Cameron Latu for the 9-yard Alabama touchdown.

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    Ridder takes huge sack on 4th down

    Alabama's Brian Branch and Will Anderson Jr. get to Desmond Ridder for the sack, giving the ball back to the Crimson Tide in the fourth.

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    Young sails one and Cincinnati picks it off

    Bryce Young sails a pass over the receiver's head and it's intercepted by Bryan Cook.

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    Cincinnati Puts Up Embarrassing Yardage Total in First Half vs. Alabama

    The Crimson Tide had a gaudy yardage advantage in putting up a double-digit lead over the upset-minded Bearcats in the first half of the Cotton Bowl.View the original article to see embedded media.Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr.

    College Football Playoff Predictions: Setting the Stage for Friday's Semifinals

    Does Cincinnati have a shot against Alabama? Who will win the old-school clash of Michigan and Georgia?The 2021 College Football Playoff is here, and the sport is ready to usher in a new calendar year with a bang.

    Group of 5 vs. Power 5? That’s Not How Cincinnati Sees It

    Luke Fickell and the Bearcats don’t even speak the terms that describe the divide in FBS football.Inside the Cincinnati football facility there is an unwritten rule.

    Film Room: The Standout Players Who Will Swing Alabama-Cincinnati

    What do the Bearcats need to do to pull off a seismic upset in Friday’s Playoff semifinal?At least four of the five best offensive players among any of the College Football Playoff teams will be playing in the Cotton Bowl.

    2021 Cotton Bowl: College Football Playoff Betting Preview - Alabama vs. Cincinnati

    A deep analysis of the historical College Football Playoff betting trends for the Alabama-Cincinnati game, along with bets.Cincinnati enters its Cotton Bowl matchup against top-ranked Alabama as an underdog, and a fairly big one at that as the number has sat at or right around 13 since the matchup was first announced.

    Rick Flick Lost His Son. At Cincinnati, He Found New Purpose.

    Flick wanted to honor his son’s commitment to the football team.

    Alabama LB on Cincinnati Matchup: ‘I Feel Like We’re the Underdog’

    The linebacker praised the Bearcats' offensive line and quarterback before he made the proclamation.View the original article to see embedded media.Cincinnati is the first Group of 5 team to ever qualify for the College Football Playoff and it drew one of the hardest matchups in all of sports: Alabama.

    Alabama, Cincinnati Reveal Their College Football Playoff Uniforms

    The Crimson Tide and Bearcats will face off at the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve.View the original article to see embedded media.Alabama and Cincinnati football will face off in a historic Cotton Bowl on Friday, Dec.

    Cotton Bowl Preview: Cincinnati Looks to Prove It Belongs Against SEC Powerhouse Alabama

    Coach Luke Fickell and the Bearcats will make history by being the first Group of 5 team to play in the CFP.

    A History-Making Playoff Selection Day Still Has a Familiar Face at the Top

    The committee got things right this year, and multiple ceilings were broken with Sunday's reveal.The best four teams? That turned out to be the easy part.

    'We're Happy to Be One of Them': Cincinnati Reacts to College Football Playoff Berth

    Cincinnati became the first team from a Group of 5 conference to make the College Football Playoff.Cincinnati became the first team from a Group of 5 conference to make the College Football Playoff after being named to the sport's final four on Sunday.Undefeated at 13–0, the No.

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    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, UCF head coach Scott Frost works the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, in Cincinnati. No. 10 Central Florida will by playing for a perfect season and respect for the team and its conference, when it faces No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl on Monday, Jan 1, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)