UCF fans buy Tuscaloosa billboard, make Crimson Tide an offer

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A billboard has gone up in Tuscaloosa, allegedly paid for by UCF fans and it's sure to be noticed.

It certainly would be fun to see how UCF would stack up against the Crimson Tide, but that won't happen this season. All of this was established before the Knights went out and beat the Auburn Tigers, staking a legitimate claim to the title.

Alabama hasn't played a non-conference home-and-home series since facing off with Penn State in 2010 and 2011.

In the week following UCF's Peach Bowl victory there has been significant debate about whether the Knights should be considered national champs.

The sign reads, "Congratulations Alabama!"

The school declared itself the national champion team, even throwing a celebratory parade at Walt Disney World. If the Tide had beaten the Knights this year instead of trouncing Mercer 56-0, they wouldn't have been sweating the College Football Playoff committee's decision. Saban joins the late Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only coaches with five AP titles.

Alabama won the College Football Playoff and thus went into the history books as the sport's national champion in 2017.

But before you dismiss UCF and Bama outright, believe it or not, they've played before.

The Tide received 57 of 61 first-place votes. Murphy said she is glad that they can put their political differences aside and have playful jest.

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