Alabama's Nick Saban has a 24-hour rule for his players, which means they can enjoy a win or mope over a loss for 24 hours, then they must move on. But with a game like Saturday's 21-17 comeback win over LSU, maybe it's a good thing it fell on the same weekend the clocks went back an hour for daylight savings time. If an Alabama team ever deserved an amended 25-hour rule, this one did. With national title hopes hanging in the balance, Alabama got the ball 72 yards from the end zone with 1:34 to play and trailing by three. A field goal would have given the Tide a chance for overtime, but forget that, Alabama scored a touchdown, covering the distance in only five plays.
At the game Saturday, a couple of Louisiana reporters mentioned how impressed they were with the play of[
]Barrett Jones, who has made a seamless transition to center. He did play a good game against LSU. For example, he did a great job holding his block and opening a hole for AJ McCarron's first-half touchdown run....
Alabama is still a very comfortable No. 1 and is cruising in the BCS standings. If Alabama wins out, it'll be cruising right down to South Beach to play in the Discover BCS National Championship Game. Alabama is first in both the human and computer polls. Alabama passed a major test with its win at LSU, but the schedule doesn't let up this coming Saturday with Texas A&M visiting Tuscaloosa, Ala. After a 38-13 thrashing of Mississippi State over the weekend, the Aggies are now 15th in the BCS standings.