But while they'll be trying to win for their teams, a side competition between the two coaches will be playing out.
Saban and Swinney both own vacation homes in Boca Grande, Florida, and sometimes see each other there in the offseason. So in an interview with ESPN's Hannah Storm, they made a friendly bet for the national title game:
Saban: Whoever wins the game, the loser has to buy dinner at Temps in Boca. That’s our bet.