The visit to the White House is a special moment for any championship team. Monday was Alabama's turn to be awed by that experience.
Texas opened spring practice looking to get over its loss in the title game, but coach Mack Brown is dealing with a much greater loss.
Getting caught up in the moment isn't Nick Saban's style. After leading Alabama to the BCS national championship, the Crimson Tide coach is only thinking about the next challenge.
Barring a last-minute change to the BCS formula, voters, not computers, will be in charge of the college football postseason.