Steph Otey

Staff member
Sep 29, 2020
Breaking down the many storylines that led 1 Alabama and 3 Ohio State to Miami for the 2021 National Championship during the coronavirus pandemic.

A trip to the National Championship is always a journey but just getting through the 2020 college football season was a whole new battle. The coronavirus pandemic directly challenged each conference, team and individual but the community of players, coaches, families and staff came together to bring us to this exact day at Hard Rock Stadium.The Path to the TitleJust months ago, players led the #WeWantToPlay movement, parents protested for their kids’ opportunity to play this season and Ohio State quarterback, Justin Fields, shared a petition that gained over 300,000 signatures. Together, their voices were heard and their football schedule was reinstated. Yet, that was only just the beginning of this whirlwind of a season. Three out of eight of Ohio State’s regular season games were cancelled due to the coronavirus...

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