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Sugar Bowl Kickoff Has Been Pushed Back To 9 p.m. ET

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Sugar Bowl will have an even later start.

Originally scheduled to kick off at 8:45 p.m. ET, the Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Alabama will instead get underway at 9 p.m.

The Rose Bowl between Oklahoma and Georgia is still in the early fourth quarter, so the decision to push back the Sugar Bowl start is necessary from a television perspective.

The later this game runs, don't be surprised to see the kickoff pushed back further.

The Sugar Bowl will be televised on ESPN.