Sport Report: Alabama DL coach's playbook stolen before CFP title game

01:15  12 january  2018
01:15  12 january  2018 Source:   theScore

Alabama opens as 4-point favorite over Georgia in title game

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Alabama assistant coach had playbook stolen before national championship game . According to an incident report obtained by ESPN, the theft occurred at the Marriott Marquis. An unidentified suspect wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a baseball cap was caught on video.

Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen before Monday' s national championship game , per Tyisha Fernandes Alabama went on to beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime for the national title . It' s unclear whether anyone from the Bulldogs staff got their hands on the playbook .

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Not only did Alabama have to overcome a very strong Georgia squad on Monday, but the Crimson Tide apparently also had a copy of their playbook fall into unwanted hands. 

According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen from a hotel conference room on the Saturday before the game. Inside the bag was his cellphone, laptop, cash, sunglasses, and his playbook for the game.

While police recovered some of the stolen items, the playbook was never found.

But thanks to a brilliant comeback led by freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide were able to persevere and come away with the national title.

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An Alabama assistant coach ' s backpack, which contained a Crimson Tide game -day playbook and other belongings, was stolen two days before Alabama played Georgia in the national championship game .

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