Alabama arrives in New Orleans for Sugar Bowl - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Alabama arrives in New Orleans for Sugar Bowl

Alabama Coach Nick Saban said he is treating this like a business trip. (FOX 8) Alabama Coach Nick Saban said he is treating this like a business trip. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Alabama Crimson Tide arrived in New Orleans Wednesday morning. They are here to take on the defending NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

It was cold and windy on the tarmac at the Louis Armstrong International New Orleans Airport, but that did not dampen Alabama’s excitement to arrive in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl.

A traditional brass band welcomed coach Nick Saban and his team as they got off the plane, ready to get to work.

Not only is this year’s game a repeat of the last national championship, it is also Alabama’s fourth consecutive trip to the college football playoffs, making the Crimson Tide the only team to appear in every playoff.

Saban said even though they are spending New Year’s Eve in New Orleans, it will still be a business trip for his team.

“Each year they have been more and more serious about the game and less and less interested in the bowl experience. Because they experience consequences in the game,” Saban said. “Good consequences and bad consequences. I think they understand that after going that experience as I do, the fun of it all is having success. The fun of it all is winning the game.” 

Clemson will arrive in New Orleans at 3 p.m. Both teams will meet Monday night in the Superdome.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:33 AM EST2018-02-21 09:33:45 GMT

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

  • Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:24 AM EST2018-02-21 09:24:54 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

  • The Latest: US women seek 1st medal in cross-country skiing

    The Latest: US women seek 1st medal in cross-country skiing

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-21 01:12:24 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:17 AM EST2018-02-21 09:17:51 GMT

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

Powered by Frankly