Watch 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Live Online: Oklahoma Sooners Vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Nathan Francis

Fans can watch the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl live online, and see if Alabama can recover from a roller coaster few weeks and defeat Oklahoma.

The Crimson Tide has been put through the ringer in the past few weeks, starting with the shocking last-second loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl that kept Alabama out of the BCS Championship game.

As if losing to a bitter rival wasn't enough, Alabama fans then had to endure weeks of speculation that head coach Nick Saban could be leaving to coach the Texas Longhorns. In the end, it may have just been rumors or a bit of a negotiating tactic on the part of Saban, who ended up signing a contract extension that will pay him $3 million a year.

The Sugar Bowl is being broadcast Thursday at 8:30 pm on ESPN, but for folks who don't have cable or just prefer to watch it online, ESPN is opening the game up.

Fans who watch the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl live online will get to see how focused No. 3 Alabama is against a tough squad in No. 11 Oklahoma.

Saban said after the Texas speculation, he is ready to move on and focus on winning the bowl game.

"I don't have any more reactions to it. I think it's kind of over so why do we want to talk about that?" Saban said. "We look forward. I'm looking forward. I made a commitment to our players that are here and I'm happy to be committed to them and I want them to make the same kind of commitment to the program and to their future success."

While Alabama harbored dreams of playing for a national title and many expected them to repeat after last year's BCS championship game win, players said they are still pumped for Oklahoma.

"We're fired up playing Oklahoma," defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan said. "It's not for a national championship or anything, but we're going to go into it like it is. We're going to try to finish this season as strong as possible."

Fans who watch the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl live online will get to find out along with the rest of the nation who will be calling the signals for Oklahoma. The Sooners have been rotating between Trevor Knight, Blake Bell, and Kendal Thompson, and head coach Bob Stoops said the starter will be a game-time decision.

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