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Obama calls Saban to congratulate on championship

TUCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban got a call from the Commander in Chief to congratulate him on the Crimson Tide's win at the BCS Championship in New Orleans.

White House officials say President Barack Obama phoned Saban on Thursday to talk about the Jan. 9 victory over LSU. Obama told Saban he watched the entire game and was impressed with Alabama's performance.

No. 2 Alabama blew out the Tigers 21-0.

At a press conference Thursday, Saban apologized to reporters for being late, saying he was on the phone with Obama. Saban said the team is looking forward to an upcoming trip to the White House in honor of Alabama's win.

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