It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are eligible to play in the BCS Title game, they’re just not good enough.
Even Nick Saban isn’t protesting too loudly that Alabama-LSU is just another game.
No. 10 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0), 8 p.m. (CBS)
The agent for coach Nick Saban told Texas officials in January that Texas was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for, and his success with the Crimson Tide had put him under “special pressure,” The Associated Press has learned.
This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.
No. 1 Alabama versus No. 10 LSU is still a made-for-prime-time matchup in the Southeastern Conference Saturday night and maybe even a must-win in the Crimson Tide’s bid for a third consecutive national championship.
If there is one quarterback in the country you might want leading your offense down field with the game on the line, it may be Alabama’s AJ McCarron.
The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.
CBS Sports announcer Tim Brando joins J&R to discuss college football. Brando covers the Ha Ha Clinton Dix suspension and gives J&R his views on how Texas can get coach Nick Saban.