Exactly three weeks and three days from today, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will face off in the first-ever BcS title game featuring two teams from the same conference.
While guaranteeing the SEC its sixth straight crystal football, it also means that the conference will suffer its first-ever loss in the championship game.
The question is, which team will become the sixth SEC team instead of the first? Personally, and maintaining the right to change my mind at any point between now and Jan. 9 in New Orleans, I’m calling for a 24-20 Tide win, if for nothing more than to validate my preseason selection of Nick Saban‘s bunch as the top team in the country. The fact that the 2011 “series” between the two teams would be tied at one apiece and create such angst, anguish and consternation among the general college football population would merely serve as a glorious bonus.
The question, though, is not who I have in the game; rather, the pertinent query is, who do y’all have? Will it be Saban nabbing his second title at Alabama in three years, and third overall — the first coming while at LSU — or will it be Les Miles grabbing his second title in the last five years for LSU?
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