CFB Social: New Year's Day through social media

The best day of the college football season is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country on New Year's Day.

Judging from his tweets Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers star and Buckeyes fan LeBron James was keeping a close eye on Ohio State as it pulled off an upset against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

Stanford guard Joshua Garnett was feeling a little Pac-12 pride in the wake of Oregon's thrashing of Florida State, and the trouble the SEC encountered during bowl season.

Former Oregon star and current Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart showed his admiration for Ducks QB Marcus Mariota and poked at a couple of his Carolina teammates who played at FSU.

"The Granddaddy of Them All," the Rose Bowl, kicked off in its traditional timeslot on the first day of the year, but this year's edition was a little more special when you consider it was a College Football Playoff Semifinal. Oregon took on Florida State and there might be a reason many were picking the Ducks to win considering the impressive hype video they released the morning of the game.

Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum certainly was dressed for the occasion.

Speaking of the Ducks, a pair of them got hitched right outside of college football's most prestigious stadium before the game.

Chicago BearsPro Bowl guard Kyle Long, a first-round pick out of Oregon in 2013, did his best to blend into the crowd at the Rose Bowl.

At another "New Year's Six" Bowl game, the Cotton Bowl, Baylor welcomed a former Bears legend to the building in Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Wisconsin players celebrated their Outback Bowl win by giving athletic director Barry Alvarez, who served as head coach for the game, the ceremonial Gatorade bath ... during his postgame TV interview.

Once in the locker room, Alvarez celebrated by showing off some of his dance moves.

Across the country, Minnesota fans are dressing uniquely in the warm weather of Orlando for the Citrus Bowl.

You wouldn't think a team like Houston would have a rooting interest in the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State, but this year, with its new head coach (Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman) calling plays for the Buckeyes, they certainly do.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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