We interrupt the revelry for Alabama and Clemson students who have traveled to the national championship game for this reminder: Be sure to pick up a couple of pens and notebooks on your way out of Tampa.
The resumption of classes awaits.
Win or lose, back to life, back to reality awaits the Crimson Tide and the Tigers. The first day of the spring semester at both schools is on Wednesday; Clemson was having orientation on Monday, which surely was overshadowed at least in part by the not-so-small-matter of the national title game being played later that night.
Odds are, some of those students who secured tickets for the title game might be back in Florida before long. After all, spring break is only two months away.