TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Alabama and Clemson will face off in the College Football Playoff Monday night in New Orleans.
Whether you're talking about the playoff, the Sugar Bowl or Alabama's relationship with Clemson, the director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum says the game is historically significant in several ways.
This year marks the third time in three seasons Alabama and Clemson have met in a CFP bowl game. According to Bryant Museum Director Ken Gaddy, playing the same team three times consecutively in a bowl game is a first for Alabama.
"Playing in a bowl game three seasons in a row, that's never happened for Alabama," Gaddy said. "We've only done that twice in the past with teams, but three times in a row is a very special, kind of a one-time thing."