I know the experts in Vegas have opened the line with Bama more than a TD favorite, but I just don't see this Alabama team as invincible, or close to it. The Tide has shown it can struggle against a dual-threat QB who can extend plays and has a strong arm. Everett Golson isn't as dangerous as Johnny Manziel, but the ND QB has proven in the second half of the season that he is a much better passer than many thought. Golson also has a more potent go-to weapon in TE Tyler Eifert than does Manziel. A&M also gave the Tide some problems by sticking someone over Barrett Jones and challenging Bama. The Irish certainly have the capability to do that, too. These are not your older brother's Fighting Irish. Bama's biggest edge over Notre Dame won't be size or strength, it'll be experience. The Tide players, starting with AJ McCarron, have been through the whole BCS title game deal and have thrived in it before. So have Nick Saban and his staff. They know exactly what they're doing and why. For the Irish, this all will be new and the next five weeks should be fun as we've got a matchup of two proud programs with some of the richest history in the sport.
Here’s a look at the entire bowl schedule for the SEC – and some of the sexiest matchups come outside of the Sugar Bowl or the Capital One Bowl. Here’s a look at them all, ranking them in order of watchability and star power matchups:
Meany will disagree, but I think the Capitol One Bowl is better than the sugar, especially this year. The venue is better and the game time is better. If you can't be in the NCG, you might as well, go to sunny Florida..I guess I'm saying, it should be a BCS game.
The 2012 SEC Championship game—won by Alabama over Georgia by the score of 32-28 is being touted by many as the best and most exciting game in the history of the championship series. It was a great one—decided on the game’s final play. Alabama’s CJ Mosley tipped a pass from Georgia’s Aaron Murray, which fell into the arms of the wrong receiver. He fell to the turf and the clock ran out.But is this the Best Ever?