Daboll spent just one year with the Crimson Tide, marking his first time in the collegiate ranks since serving as a graduate assistant for Michigan State for two years from 1998 to 1999. "I got hot at the right time".
TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama football team had a parade.
Daboll, of course, helped lead the Crimson Tide offense to the program's fifth national championship under Saban despite an inconsistent passing game behind second-year starting quarterback Jalen Hurts, who never appeared to develop into a reliable passer under Daboll's tutelage.
"And to the players that are coming back, get ready for the challenges of the future and let everybody know that we're not finished", Saban said, pausing as he turned to face his players.
The Bulldogs fell behind Alabama by 20 points late in the first half but battled all the way back in the second only to fall short in the final 1:14 as the Crimson Tide held on for a 68-62 victory.
Ingram then went to the line and knocked down a pair of free throws then Herb Jones dunked the ball to put the game firmly out of the Bulldogs' reach.
Alabama (13-6, 5-2) received 16 points from Braxton Key and 13 points from Daniel Giddens. "And it was able to bring us back and give us a chance to win the game".
It'll be interesting to see how Avery Johnson evaluates this one. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 12 points, Aric Holman had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Abdul Ado scored 11.
Mississippi St: Has lost 11 in a row on the road dating back to last season.
Alabama: Moves to 4-2 in the conference with its first win over Auburn in the last four tries. He made three 3-pointers and a layup to help the Bulldogs trim the lead to 50-47 midway through the second half.
At halftime, Alabama shot 51.6 percent from the field and MSU shot 32 percent.
But while Sexton's absence might not have been felt on the scoreboard as much, it was certainly noticeable on the floor, especially in a first half mired by turnovers.
Alabama was without its leading scorer Collin Sexton and his 19.3 points per game average due to an abdominal injury.
Mississippi St. visits No. 18 Kentucky on Tuesday night.