Foothill League coaches predict the College Football National Championship
By Haley Sawyer
Saturday, January 6th, 2018

The College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off on Monday and everyone has a solid prediction as to who will win – including all six of the Foothill League football coaches.

No. 4 Alabama will take on No. 3 Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. in an all-SEC matchup. The Crimson Tide is coming off a dominant 24-6 win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and the Bulldogs earning a 54-48 overtime victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

The National Championship will be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8.

Here’s how the Foothill League coaches think the game will go down:

Rich Gutierrez, Canyon

I was hoping for Oklahoma, but have to roll with Bama! They’re a machine!

Dan Kelley, Golden Valley

Alabama. (They have) speed, size, size, size and experience.

Mike Herrington, Hart

The favorite is Alabama. I think they’re hungry to win it again since they got beat out by Clemson last year.

But to be honest, I am rooting hard for Georgia because I like the underdog.

Jason Bornn, Saugus

Bama…Roll Tide.

Larry Muir, Valencia

Roll Tide. Saban is just really, really good and has really good players.

Chris Varner, West Ranch

I want Georgia to win, but it’s tough to ever bet against Nick Saban and Alabama. I think Georgia can beat them, but I don’t think they will.

About the author

Haley Sawyer

Haley Sawyer

A Pennsylvania native, Haley Sawyer has covered sports across the country. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is the sports editor at The Signal.

Foothill League coaches predict the College Football National Championship

The College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off on Monday and everyone has a solid prediction as to who will win – including all six of the Foothill League football coaches.

No. 4 Alabama will take on No. 3 Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. in an all-SEC matchup. The Crimson Tide is coming off a dominant 24-6 win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and the Bulldogs earning a 54-48 overtime victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

The National Championship will be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8.

Here’s how the Foothill League coaches think the game will go down:

Rich Gutierrez, Canyon

I was hoping for Oklahoma, but have to roll with Bama! They’re a machine!

Dan Kelley, Golden Valley

Alabama. (They have) speed, size, size, size and experience.

Mike Herrington, Hart

The favorite is Alabama. I think they’re hungry to win it again since they got beat out by Clemson last year.

But to be honest, I am rooting hard for Georgia because I like the underdog.

Jason Bornn, Saugus

Bama…Roll Tide.

Larry Muir, Valencia

Roll Tide. Saban is just really, really good and has really good players.

Chris Varner, West Ranch

I want Georgia to win, but it’s tough to ever bet against Nick Saban and Alabama. I think Georgia can beat them, but I don’t think they will.

About the author

Haley Sawyer

Haley Sawyer

A Pennsylvania native, Haley Sawyer has covered sports across the country. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is the sports editor at The Signal.